by Paul Osborn
directed by Frederic Ponzlov
Set in 1938, Morning’s at Seven, winner of three Tony Awards (and nominated thirteen times!) is about four sisters who are forced to confront a lifetime of family secrets in a single 12 hour period.
Cora (played by Christine Nendza) and Ida (Elisa River Stacy), along with husbands Thor (Gerry Sullivan) and Carl (Jeff Silverman), have lived next door to each other for their entire married lives. Old-maid sister, Arry (Carolyn Hogan), lives with Cora and Thor. A fourth sister, Esther (Alaina Warren Zachary), and her husband David (Ray Orley) live outside the immediate neighborhood. Now two of the sisters have decided to make life-changing moves, which will impact the entire family.
Complicating the story is Ida’s son, Homer (Jeff Dolecek), who is bringing his fiancée, Myrtle (Michelle Boehler), home to meet his family for the first time after dating for a dozen years. Homer is very comfortable with his current lifestyle and seems reluctant to marry, in spite of the fact that his father has built and furnished a house – a house that has been sitting empty for several years – that will be his when (and if) he does marry. Myrtle, however, is beginning to wonder if she has waited long enough.
Director Fred Ponzlov says of the play, “It is one of the great American plays. Human and extraordinarily touching Morning’s At Seven presents an extended family that will resonate deep in everyone’s heart. These are people we know only too well.”
Morning’s at Seven opens September 7th and runs through September 30th at The Adobe Theater, 9813 4th Street NW. Friday and Saturday evenings performances start at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. General Admission $20, Discount $17 (Seniors, Students, ATG/PBS Members, Military, First Responders). Opening Weekend Special: All Tickets $15!