MAY 19-JUNE 11
Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother's slide into the grip of dementia. Initially hiding behind insomnia-fueled baking and a polite smile, stories about her mother leave Vivienne's inner turmoil quietly laid bare in a juxtaposition of stories, theatrical gestures, and a childlike Alzheimer's "creation myth."
OpenForum discussions will follow all regular performances.
(NOTE: Opening Night will NOT have a post-show discussion.)
MICHAEL DOVE (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of Forum. He has directed Passion Play, the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Pluto by Steve Yockey and the World Premiere of Holly Down In Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron as well as Agnes Under the Big Top, Church, Mad Forest, Scorched, Angels in America: Perestroika, Amazons and Their Men (co-directed), dark play or stories for boys, Marat/Sade, Antigone, Valparaiso, Rockaby and Rough for Radio (for the DC Beckett Centenary Festival), The Memorandum, Hamletmachine, BECKETT: The Shorter Plays, and the upcoming NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Blackberry Winter. He has directed Seminar at PlayMakers Repertory Company, 4000 Miles at Vermont Stage Company, Doubt, Sideman, and the upcoming When the Rain Stops Falling at 1st Stage, as well as productions at Cape Fear Regional Theater, Imagination Stage, Solas Nua, the Source Festival, Montgomery College, and the University of Maryland. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a Board Member of theatreWashington and Pointless Theatre. michaeldove.tumblr.com