//Asolo Morning After Grace

Asolo Morning After Grace

Through March 4th

Morning After Grace www.AsoloRep.org

By CAREY CRIM | Directed by PETER AMSTER

“As hilarious as it is touching.” – ItsAllTheatre.com

 

What’s better than the song “Strangers in the Night” sung by Frank Sinatra? The play “Morning After Grace”! That song sets the stage for an amazing play enacted within the setting of a living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom of a condo in a retirement community on Florida’s Suncoast. There are so many hilarious situations that the audience identifies with that the 90-minute production flies by.. There is nudity, the use of a bong and the ensuing munchies afterward. The plot centers around an older gentleman who just lost his wife of many years played by Jack Wetherall as Angus, a divorced therapist played by Catherine Smitko as Abigail, and a former Detroit Tigers baseball player, Ollie, played by David Alan Anderson. They are each in their own was superb in their acting and the play flows so well because of them. Angus finds out that his wife was having an affair and accuses Ollie of being the person she is having the affair with. The situation is hysterical when it is revealed that Ollie is gay and has been in a relationship with another man for 25 years. His dilemma is that he has never told his father and has been hiding his sexuality from him. There are serious, thought-provoking situations as when Abigail, being the therapist, has both men at, different times, act out their frustration on their situations. Angus by realizing that he and Grace should have communicated their discontent in their marriage and maybe worked out their problems. Ollie worked up the courage to tell his father exactly who he was.

The production Morning After Grace is a must see Asolo production that will keep you laughing and stimulate your thoughts about different circumstances.It is perfectly tailored for Sarasota’s demographics and as usual, the Asolo makes sure it comes off perfectly!

CAST
in order of appearance
JORDAN BROWN*…………………………………………………………………………Will Shakespeare
MATT MUELLER*◊….……………………………………………………………………………..Kit Marlowe
JACK WETHERALL*……………………………………………………………….………………….Henslowe
DAVID LIVELY*……..………………………………………………………………………………..Fennyman
MATTHEW MCGEE*..…….…………………………………………………….……………Lambert/Wabash
ANDREW BOSWORTH†
………….……………………………………………………………Frees/Ensemble
DAVID BREITBARTH*……………………………………………………………………….…………Burbage
COLLEEN LAFEBER………………………………………………….……………Mistress Quickly/Ensemble
MATT DECARO*…………………………………………………………………Tilney/Sir Robert de Lesseps
STING THE DOG ………………………………………………………………………………………….Spot
PEGGY ROEDER*.……………………………………………………………………………Queen Elizabeth
ALEKSANDR KRAPIVKIN..……………………………………………………………….Valentine/Ensemble
LAURA ROOK*………………………………………………………………………………Viola de Lesseps
CATHERINE SMITKO*…..……….…………………………………………………………….………….Nurse
REX WILLIS…………………………………………………………………………………………….Musician
ANTHONY J. HAMILTON≠.……………………………………………………………………Ralph/Ensemble
NOLAN FITZGERALD HENNELLY……………………………………………………………….Nol/Ensemble
DUSTIN BABIN………………………………………………………………….…………….Robin/Ensemble
WES TOLMAN..………………………………………………………………….……………Adam/Ensemble
ADDISON RUSCOE..……………………………………………………….……………………John Webster
BRANDON DAHLQUIST*..…………………………………………………………………..………….Wessex
NATE BURGER*…………………………………………………………………………………….Ned Alleyn
CHRISTOPHER CARLSON .……………………………..………………………………………Sam/Ensemble
KEDREN SPENCER≠..………………………..……………………………….………………Molly/Ensemble
MARY ELLEN EVERETT……………………………. . …………………………….……………Kate/Ensemble
AMY HELMS………………………………………..…………………………………………………Ensemble
AMBER LAGEMAN…………………………..…………………………………………………………….Ensemble

 

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