with a square jaw, blunt and uncompromising. There is no middle ground.
But unlike the decrepit house with cracked walls, flaking wall paper and far too many relics slowly crumbling into dust, Margaret a once movie star dazzling, desirable young woman, now crippled with age and illness, is still full of life. No matter the odds she keeps reaching for it. And that is the tragedy.
It’s 1972, in the small town of Edgar, Oklahoma. A young acting student by the name of Richard shows up to take a “position’ in the house caring for Margaret. As Richard narrates the past in present tense, layers of history, of anger, of failure and of love are revealed for a final moment of redemption.
Verdigris ain’t for sissies! It is a snappy, real time exposition of life in the raw endowed with plenty of grit and some truly wonderful, heartbreaking surprises. This cast is gorgeous! Every moment is played out perfectly – sometimes hilarious, often cruel, ultimately wrenching right at the heart center.
Now playing until April 19, 2015
Written by Jim Beaver
Directed by Mark W. Travis
Produced by Charlie Mount, Jill Jones and Arden Teresa Lewis.
Featuring Jim Beaver: Sheila Shaw (who also appeared in the 1985 mounting), Katie Adler, Cal Bartlett, Adam Conger, David Goldstein, Ian Lerch, David Mingrino, Chloe Rosenthal, Corinne Shor and Dylan Vigus.
Photo: Adam Conger, Jim Beaver, Cal Bartlett, Sheila Shaw, David Goldstein, Chloe Rosenthal Photo by Charlotte Mount