Due to her compulsive consumerism, Florence Alvine Turchin's house has become, according to her eldest daughter, Ellen, hygienically uninhabitable and financially unsustainable. For Florence it will be her lucrative retirement fund once she gets "all these treasures up on that there EBay thing-a-ma-jigger". Florence's housemate and younger daughter, Mary Elizabeth, seems to just wants to make everyone happy and maintain her personal status quo of work, Wheel of Fortune, Mallow Cups and Saturday dates with Abe. When Ellen realizes that her precarious financial situation no longer allows her to carry the cost of her mothers house, she arrives ready to take charge and move Florence out to greener pastures. Florence doesnt take too kindly to the intrusion of her bossy daughter and has no intention of abandoning her treasure trove of retirement goods, and is ready to go to battle to prove it.
Author, Michele Lepsche, says, "once Florence arose from my unconscious she badgered me daily to tell her story. I just wanted to make her happy so she would leave me alone."
Directed by Matt Sciple With Nancy Marvy*, Raye Birk*, Carolyn Pool*, Sara Marsh*, Andy Rocco Kraft
Design by Courtney Schmitz, C. Andrew Mayer, and Katie Phillips, with Rachael Rhoades* as stage manager.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
S.O.S. Theater is a new production company dedicated to producing evocative works that present fresh and entertaining perspectives of this ludicrous thing called life.
Gremlin Theatre (View)
550 Vandalia Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114