Cast of Marvin's Room Announced

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 8:44am

Director Jim Petsche has announced the cast of Marvin's Room following the November 19 auditions. Congratulations to Marla Williams (Bessie), Brian Henry (Doctor Wally), Molly Watson (Ruth), Sarah Merkey (Lee), Jen Chimbidis (Doctor Charlotte/Retirement Home Director), Oliver Powell (Hank), Paxton Longoria (Charlie) and Randy Benge (Marvin/Bob).

Marvin's Room is the story of Lee and Bessie, who could not be more different and, though sisters, have not seen each other for almost two decades. During that time Lee has been raising two challenging boys on her own. Bessie has been caring for their father, along with his dotty soap opera-obsessed sister. Now the two sisters are thrown together as Bessie has just been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. McPherson's poignant play is about the laughter that can shine through life's darkest moments. Marvin's Room is real, hopeful, compassionate, and absurdly funny.

Marvin's Room will have eight performances: February 2-18, 2024.