Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Sunday on the Rocks" by Theresa Rebeck: May 2-10 2008

On a beautiful Sunday morning in mid-October, three housemates decide to have scotch for breakfast in this play by the author of "Spike Heels," "The Family of Mann," "Loose Knit," and "Bad Dates" (produced by GroundWorks Theatre in May 2007). Elly is pregnant and considering an abortion, Jen is being harassed by a co-worker who is obsessed with her, and Gayle just feels a bit lost. Their problems are compounded by a fourth roommate, Jessica, a religious young woman who has little compassion for their confused attempts to make sense of life in the 90s. As they drink, joke, and argue, it becomes clear how difficult it is to make a moral decision in an increasingly complex world.

Directed by Melissa Bedinger Hade (GroundWorks Theatre's "Enchanted April" and "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge," ACT1 / Actors Bridge's "Who Loves Judas").

"It's rare to encounter a domestic comedy that speaks to an entire generation, but 'Sunday on the Rocks' hits a raw nerve for today's generation of Angry Young Women." --Boston Globe.

"Sunday on the Rocks" runs May 2 - 10 at the Darkhorse Theatre, 4610 Charlotte Avenue. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturday at 7:30pm, with a Sunday matinee (May 4) at 2:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling 262-5485; further information (including a map to the theatre and the full schedule) can be found at www.groundworkstheatre.com.