by Richard Greenberg
Directed by James E. Hawkins
A highly original and bitingly witty absurdist comedy, which pokes wickedly perceptive fun at New York's young, affluent and often vapid literary and artistic set-- the "mad-literati."
The Story: Focusing on the self-centered concerns of a group of Manhattan socialites, the action of the play deals with the ultimately hillarious misunderstandings that arise when one of their number, a frustrated, somewhat overweight and definitely suicidal poet named Charlotte, is temporarily detained in a mental hospital. The news of Charlotte's plight is misunderstood by the couple to whom it is reported. This leads to a series brightly satiric scenes as the "news" is passed along (with incremental exaggeration) from couple to couple, and culminates in an impromtu get-together at the home of literary couple Chuck and Rena (who first reported Charlotte's absence).
CAST (in alphabetical order):
Neal Blaiklock as Martin Royale
Vicki Coward as Rena DeButts
John Cunha as Ritt Overlander
Melissa Groff as Cuddles Molatov
James E. Hawkins as Chuck DeButts
Mari Keegan as Dewy Overlander
Tom Partridge as Keene Easterhazy
Michelle Scott as Charlotte Ebbinger
Chris Vick as Danton Young
General admission: $10.00
March 20 - 22 at 8PM
March 23 at 2PM
14 Court Street
Directions to the theater
The Maderati ...
Tickets may be purchased at the door, from a cast member or MCT board member,or from one of the following businesses:
Darrell's Music Hall, 75 Main Street, Nashua, NH
DW Pizza, 78 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH
The Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, NH