COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL
When Helen goes to an academic conference, she reluctantly calls on her absent younger brother Teddy for help with their elderly mother. Over the weekend Teddy truly sees his mother, perhaps for the first time, and learns secrets from the past in this heartwarming drama about the memories we cherish, and those we try to forget.
WIT AND WISDOM | Monday Nov 6
Readings from the great writings on the Outrage, the Interest, the Pleasure, the Amusement, Amazement, and Abundance of the Extraordinary Phenomenon of Getting Older.
6:30 Reception | 7pm Reading, Discussion to Follow
Compiled by Vivian Gornick & Nora Eisenberg | Directed by Eileen Phelan
With: Moria Driscoll, Andrew Harris, Abigail Killeen, Callie Kimball, Daniel Noel, Monica Wood, & more!
For additional discussions, https://portlandstage.wpengine.com/discussions/
- Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
- Location: 25 Forest Ave, Portland ME
- Dates: Oct 24 - Nov 12, 2017
- Price: Previews $25-$45; Sat 8pm $29-$49; Wed, Thu, Fri $33-$53; Sat & Sun Matinee $38-$58. Discounts for Seniors, Students, Rush35 and Groups.
Kate Hawley (Playwright, lyricist) received her theatrical training at UC Berkeley, The American Conservatory Theatre, UCLA and UCSC. Her original plays, Messages, Simply the Thing She Is, and Diva Days have all won or placed in playwriting competitions in Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and California and have been performed in theaters throughout California. In 1997 her adaptation of Ostrovsky’s The Forest was premiered at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Her screenplay Who Would You Rather Sleep With? won first prize at the Austin Film Festival in 1998. In 2001, her second screenplay, Fall Back, was a finalist. In 1999 she wrote the book and lyrics for Cinderella which premiered at Shakespeare Santa Cruz and went on to be produced by Sacramento Theatre Company, Stages Theatre (Houston), The Penobscot Opera House, Peninsula Youth Theatre, as well as theatres in NY, NJ, and Maryland. Other SSC holiday plays include The Wind in the Willows, Gretel & Hansel, The Princess and the Pea, and Sleeping Beauty all in collaboration with former SSC artistic director Paul Whitworth. Her latest play, Complications from a Fall was produced by the Jewel Theatre in 2015. Coming oh Age will be produced by the Jewel Theatre in 2018.