The 40+ Stage Company Presents "Levittown" by Marc Palmieri
40+ Stage Company presents Levittown by Marc Palmieri, as its first regional premier. The show opens Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Mountcastle Black Box Theater, Milton Rhodes Arts Center.
Colleen is getting married. Kevin, her brother, wants to use the wedding to reunite the family, as his mother and father have been divorced for several years. He tries to persuade his estranged father Richard to meet with Colleen and discuss the plans. Richard’s resentment and denials overtake their discussion and the rift between Richard and his children is reopened. The story takes place in 1999 in the Levittown home of Grandfather Edmund Maddigan, who returned as a wounded G. I. from Europe at the close of WWII and started his family in the same house his daughter and grandson still call home.
Playwright Palmieri, a Wake Forest graduate, will be in Winston-Salem for the opening. John Friedenberg of the Wake Forest drama department will direct the show.
40+ Stage Company: Theater for Kids of All Ages, Especially Those Over 40
40+ Stage Company believes in the transformative power of the theater experience. Our play selection will focus on issues of concern and relevance to adults in their middle years and beyond. We want to provide performance opportunities in the classroom and in age-appropriate roles on stage for folks moving beyond the half-way point of their life journey.
As an amateur company we are committed to the highest standards of performance excellence. Our outreach program extends to organizations that provide services and moral support to the aging. Acting, perhaps more than any other art form, requires engaging with others, memorization, listening skills, and introspection. A creative life style into the evening years has a demonstrably positive effect on overcoming depression, isolation, addition, and host of other conditions associated with growing older. Ageism is widely unrecognized in our culture today. We seek to create awareness of ageism and lessen it corrosive effect on society.
Third, written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, premiered Off-Broadway in 2005. The play involves a female professor, her interactions with a student and how assumptions are not what they seem.
PLAYWRIGHT: Wendy Wasserstein
CAST: Audition dates TBD. Check back with us or Triad Actors of Facebook for further announcements.