Spring 2014 – Things My Mother Taught Me
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that’s about to happen? This brand new comedy from the author of Nana’s Naughty Knickers takes a generational look at relationships, and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without even meaning to. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
An empty apartment in Chicago. A young couple is just moving in. At the top of the play, a very large armchair is stuck in the front door. Time period is contemporary present day.
OLIVIA KEEGAN – 27 ½ years old; energetic; neat; slightly OCD; an architect.
KAREN KEEGAN – late 50s; Olivia’s mother.
CARTER KEEGAN – early 60s; Olivia’s father.
GABE LAWSON – 28 years old; a writer; good-natured.
LYDIA LAWSON – 50s; Gabe’s mother.
WYATT LAWSON – 50s; Gabe’s father.
MAX MIROWSKI – late 60s; Polish accent; building super.
|Olivia Keegan||Lisa Maranta|
|Gabe Lawson||Greg Geisler|
|Wyatt Lawson||Ivo Mokros|
|Lydia Lawson||Judy Puritt|
|Carter Keegan||Bruce Buie|
|Karen Keegan||Valerie Maier|
|Max Mirowski||Robert Dupuis|
|Stage Manager||Amanda Sauvé|
|Assistant Director||Kellie Shrimpton|
|Artistic Advisor||Wendy Sauvé|
|Artistic Advisor||Nicole d’Entremont|