Directed by Mark Rucker
presented by Theatre650 and The Light Factory
Movie starts at 8:00pm
Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and has a kissy relationship with his nubile daughter, Edith. Angela carries on an affair with Tony Parker, a lounge lizard, who sleeps with both Edith and her brother, Lance, but not before Angela plots to murder Sol when he cuts off her allowance. Bootsie Carp, the family maid loyal to Sol, is on to Angela, but the diva works quickly and poisons Sol. Edith suspects foul play and wants Lance’s help in proving mom’s guilt. Lance, who loves his mother deeply, is conflicted. Will Edith succeed? Does love lurk somewhere? And what about Angela’s long dead sister, Barbara?
MPAA Rating: R, strong sexual content, language and a drug scene
Run Time: 90 minutes
|MARK RUCKER has directed at many regional theaters across the country. He is an Associate Artist at South Coast Repertory Theater in southern California where he has directed over 25 productions. He has directed 7 productions at Yale Repertory Theater including The Mistakes Madeline Made and The Imaginary Invalid. Mark directed the premiere of Anna Deveare Smith’s House Arrest at Arena Stage and Catherine Sheehy’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at The Asolo Rep. Other productions include; The Beard of Avon and The Rainmaker at ACT in San Francisco, The Model Apartment at La Jolla Playhouse and Luminescence Datingat The Magic Theater/ACT. Other theaters: The Old Globe, The Intiman Playhouse, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Ford’s Theater, The Taper Too, George Street Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Acting Company.His feature film, “Die Mommie Die!” won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Mark directed the MainStreet Theatre Company’s inaugural production, Miss Nelson is Missing!|
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