January 31 - February 17, 2013
Written by Peter Nichols
Directed by Daniel Wilson
2 hours, 30 minutes (with one intermission)
The Bullitt Cabaret
Brian and Sheila keep their marriage alive by believing it's better to laugh than cry–fortunately, they are natural born entertainers. But one night, ten years into bearing up laughing while caring for their disabled daughter, nicknamed "Joe Egg," the wheels of their fine-tuned comedy act start to fall off . . .
Written by celebrated British playwright Peter Nichols, this play has been heralded by London's National Theatre as one of the most significant plays of the 20th century.
Thalia's Umbrella is a new company, with a cast is full of Seattle favorites: Terry Edward Moore (At ACT: A Christmas Carol, Mary Stuart, Miss Witherspoon, and Arcadia), Leslie Law (at ACT: A Christmas Carol, Mitzi's Abortion, Fuddy Meers, Polish Joke, The Revenger's Comedies), Susan Corzatte (who played Sheila in ACT's original production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg forty years ago), Brandon Whitehead (at ACT: A Christmas Carol, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Carol Roscoe (at ACT: Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World), and newcomer Aidyn Stevens as Joe.
Daniel Wilson directs, with Jason Phillips (set), Walter Kilmer (lights), Deane Middleton (costumes), Evan Mosher (sound), and Jodi Sauerbier (props).
"A startling comedy of anguish."
" . . . so funny that they break your heart."
-New York Times
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