“If we’re lucky, the people we loved – parents, friends, lovers, whatever – stick around until we’re ready for them to leave. If we’re lucky, they leave before things become impossible. But the trick is to recognize that precise moment of change, to be able to gracefully let go of a past that may never have been the way you want to remember it, and to embrace a present that is just dying for change.”

Philip and Barbara have been friends since they were 5 years old. Now nearing 50, the only thing keeping their friendship alive may just be its longevity, as they come to realize that each is not the person they believe and/or want the other one to be during one intense Sunday afternoon barbeque.

Pre-production Developmental Reading

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Location: Illsley Ball, Nordstrom Recital Hall (Backstage) at Benaroya Hall. Enter at the Artist Entrance located on 2nd Ave. at Benaroya Hall
Directed by Roy Arauz
Admission: FREE

Featuring Greg Brisendine, Jeff Church, Frances Hearn, and Carissa Meisner Smit

About The Playwright

Doug DeVita has written the books for two musicals which were produced at Vital Children’s Theatre in New York: The Tempest (music and lyrics by Brian Allan Hobbs) and As You Like It (music and lyrics by Paul Johnson). His play Just A Rumor (co-written with Gary Lyons) was a semi-finalist at the Eugene O’Neil Playwright’s Conference and has had developmental readings at New York’s Abingdon Theatre Company and London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Other plays include Confessions of a Serial Egg Donor, Things Seen, Gold Diggers of the 1, 2 & 3, and Something To Dance About (the last two also co-written with Mr. Lyons.) Mr. DeVita is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

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