"Perfect Arrangement" by Topher Payne
directed by Terry Sagedy
produced by Sarah Denn
Morgana Kate Watson
Perfect Arrangement is set in 1950, when new colors were being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each others partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap laughs give way to provocative moments as two All-American couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
[A] clever canapé of a comedy...Mr. Payne is a deft and witty writer." - The New York Times
As hiding gets harder, pitch-perfect comedy ensues: slamming doors, strange disguises, preposterous excuses....Eventually, the four must decide whether face-saving domestic lies are worth it, or whether ostracism beats living in fear. In our own era of surveillance and paranoia, their mid-century problems dont feel so far away. - The New Yorker
PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Topher Payne, directed by Terry Sagedy opens on Friday night, April 26 with performances Fri. and Sat. nights at 8pm and Sun. at 2pm through May 11. A free preview performance for area senior citizens will be held on Thurs., April 25 at 8PM. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students, available at the box office or online at www.BrookfieldTheatre.org
Not intended for young audiences.
Perfect Arrangement is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|