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OUR
2017-2018
SEASON

mr and mrs nobody

MY OLD LADY
By Israel Horovitz
For Curtain Up! 2017
Sept. 15 - Oct. 7, 2017
Directed by
Michael Lodick

cloud 9

CINDERELLA
Nov. 17 - Dec. 16, 2017
Adapted, Conceived
and Directed by
Kelli Bocock-Natale

WAY BACK WHEN:
An Evening of One Acts

By Grant Golden and
Rebecca Ritchie
Feb. 2 - Feb. 24, 2018
Directed by
Betsy Bittar

buffalo gal

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
By Jason Miller
March 16-April 7, 2018
Directed by Kelli
Bocock-Natale

On The Waterfront

THE ALIENS
By Annie Baker
April 27-May 19, 2018
Directed by
David Oliver

 

 

The Effect Of
Gamma Rays On
Man-in-the-Moon
Marigolds

2013

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The Effect Of Gamma Rays On
Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

By Paul Zindel

Directed by Loraine O'Donnell
Starring: Betsy Bittar, Arin Lee Dandes,
Anne Roaldi Boucher, Diane M. Cammerata, Zoe Diana

A revival of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama. A drama of mysterious, magical mutations within a dysfunctional family, THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS… has taken its place among modern American classics.

Paul Zindel, who also won the 1964 Drama Critics’ Circle Award for MARIGOLDS, was a science teacher as well as a playwright, and his most famous play revolves around the attempts of a child, Tillie (Arin Lee Dandes), to win the prize at a school fair with an experiment involving marigolds exposed to radioactivity. Her optimism regarding the experiment provides the play not only with its title but its guiding, lyrical metaphor, as at the play’s center is the psychological abuse wielded by her mother, Beatrice (Betsy Bittar), a woman’s whose own bitterness at her lot makes her envious of others’ success.

Tillie’s sister, Ruth (Anne Roaldi Boucher), who suffers from symptoms consistent with epilepsy, completes a portrait of familial vulnerability and dysfunction that is nonetheless touching, gentle, and funny.

Diane M. Cammerata and Zoe Diana complete the cast. The sets and lighting are by Chris Cavanaugh, the sound by Tom Makar, and the costumes by Carolyn Walleshauser.