By George Furth
Directed by Karl Reinhardt
Twigs features four separate vignettes which in each we meet a different female member of the same family, and look at their relationship with the men in their lives. The play is at times funny, slapstick silly, sweet and tender and a bit emotional.
In the first vignette we meet Emily, a widow moving into a new apartment, who in turn has a nice thing going when she meets the owner of the moving van company.
Next comes Celia, wife of a bigoted ex Army Sergeant who has invited an old chum for a visit. They rehash old times and sports events, leaving her out in the cold.
Dorothy and her husband, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, try as adroitly as possible to learn if the other has been faithful through the years.
And then comes Ma, who turns out to be the mother of the three women we have met previously. She is a stubborn Irish woman who gets out of a deathbed in order to have the priest sanctify her common law marriage.
“An affectionate celebration of a handful of very ordinary people who have managed to survive…. Appealing as well as funny” ~ N.Y. Daily News
Produced by Lodi High School Theater at Lodi Community Performing Arts Center, 1100 Sauk Street, Lodi
Performances: April 25-27, 2014
Performance Times: Friday and Saturday, 4/25 and 4/26/14 at 7pm, and Sunday 4/28 at 2pm.
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