Carver Center Studio Comedy
A SW Michigan Premiére
The Carver Center Studio Series allows the Civic to expand upon its mission to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality by developing new, innovative, and emotionally compelling works in an intentionally intimate space, fostering a more thoughtful, empathetic and connected community.
The Civic presents the area premieére of a new comedy about the tenacity of two elderly women and the dangerous game of one-upmanship they play. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Briston Place Senior Living Facility. Abby has always had a quiet room to herself on an upper floor. If a new roommate was assigned to the second bed, Abby - cantankerous and private - got them out quick! When Abby is forced to share her quarters with new arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly enthusiastic, optimistic, chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet reveals not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden, and an all-out war of comic proportions.
RATING: ADULT LANGUAGE. BEST ENJOYED BY AUDIENCES AGE 12 and UP
"Lindsay-Abaire packs his parachute with perfection, making sure that pulling the cord releases an abundance of laughs, life, and love."
- Broadway World
Abby - KRISTIN TYRRELL
Marilyn - DEE GAUTHIER
Colleen/Woman in White - LISA MARIE PARKER-CAMPBELL
Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man - LUCAS CAMPBELL
Benjamin/Lewis/Clown - DAVID MAHON
Scotty/Prisoner - DAVID NOYES
Director - MICHAEL RAY HELMS
Scenic Designer - APRIL THOMSON
Lighting Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Sound Designer - HAYLEY ROSSIO
Costume/Makeup/Hair Designer - MIRANDA SIEBER
Projection Designer - CATHERINE PRATT
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - DJ BRANNAN
Assistant Director - RYAN WHEELER
Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, March 24th at 2:00pm
Friday, March 29th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 31st at 2:00pm
There are no special advisements or warnings for this production.
Two hours and five minutes (includes one 15-minute intermission)
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6 pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Katherine Mumma