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THE BURDENS

by Matt Schatz

Directed by Brendan Ragan

EXTENDED to December 4!

Siblings Mordy and Jane have a problem. Their dreadful, centenarian grandfather is an emotional and financial tax on the family, and he just won’t die. Scheming almost entirely via sarcastic and misspelled text messages, the siblings hatch an outrageous plan to relieve their family of their grandfather’s burden.

 

Zany, twisted and inventive, this dark comedy reminds us it’s much easier to write what we could never say face to face.

“The play grabs you from the start and keeps you involved and surprised until a finale that is both surprising and welcome."  

-Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“A deliciously dark comedy! ... A thoughtfully-reflective look at familial relationships that will surely resonate with audiences of all backgrounds and experiences.”
-Bradenton Times

"Frequently laugh out loud funny, but it’s also a little bit heartbreaking at times. That’s a challenging mix to sustain, but The Burdens succeeds.“

-Sarasota Magazine

 

Schedule:

Wednesday - 7:30pm

Thursday - 7:30pm

Friday - 8pm

Saturday - 2pm & 8pm

Sunday - 2pm

 

Content disclaimer: Contains frequent use of adult language.

Run time: 80 minutes, no intermission

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Playwright Matt Schatz

CREATIVE TEAM

Director/Artistic Director

Playwright
Artistic Director
Production Stage Manager
Technical Supervisor & Sound Design
Scenic Design
Lighting Design

Master Carpenter
Costume Design

Scenic Artist

Music Coach

Brendan Ragan

Matt Schatz

Summer Wallace

Tori Heikenfeld

Alex Pinchin

Tom Hansen

Ethan Vail 

Eugene Alcorn

Alison Gensmer

India Marie Paul

Creg Sclavi

CAST

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Jane Berman

Morgan Lavenstein

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Mordy Berman

Jacob Fallon

SUPPORT

This production is made possible in part by:
Presenting Producers Jack & Priscilla Schlegel 
Executive Producers Cheryl Wyatt & John Wenderski, Barbara Jacob 
Associate Producers Emilie Robinson, Georgia Higgins, Carole & Malcolm Schwartz, Bob & Pat Baer 

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