A GOOD SMOKE - The World Premiere of Don Cummings' New Play
Some families are better without a filter.
Mom says she suffers from the effects of an abusive childhood and turns her affections to narcotics and cigarettes. The rest of the family: hard-drinking Dad, sons Dave and Joe, and daughter, Susan; have been trained to obey. But now the balance has been upset. Susan just had a baby and Mom isnt the center of attention anymore. Will she stop at nothing to regain that position? Mom drops her meds - cold-turkey - the day her daughter gives birth, resulting in severe drug withdrawal. As the daughter is wheeled into delivery, Mom is hauled off to the psych. ward. Dave flies in from the other side of the country and manages a shrill dose of blame. Joe, who has never left home, retreats even further into his role as Moms protector. And Susan, sutured and exhausted, is just lost trying to cope with her own motherhood as her baby refuses to feed. The real-life foibles of what saves the baby and how that restores the functional dysfunctionality of this family make this a monster of a roller-coaster ride.
A GOOD SMOKE Written & Directed by Don Cummings
featuring Blake Anthony, Dennis Delsing, Madelynn Fattibene,Barbara Gruen, Henry Gummer, & Mary McBride
February 22nd March 29th, 2008. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
The Chandler Studio Theatre Center - 12443 Chandler Boulevard,North Hollywood, CA 91607
The Production Company is proud to present the world premiere of the startling new dramatic comedy A Good Smoke, written and directed by Don Cummings, critically acclaimed writer of American Air, The Fat of the Land (2007 Ovation Award for Supporting Actor), and Piss Play isAbout Minorities So Its Really Important among others. This exciting new play has been workshopped at The Turnip Theatre Festival in New York, and The Moving Arts Theatre, The Black Dahlia & West Coast Ensemble in Los Angeles on its way to this premiere.
The Chandler Studio Theatre Center
12443 Chandler Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91607
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