Marvin's Room

by Scott McPherson
Directed by Jim Petsche
Stage Manager Carolyn Jakubczak

Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2024 at 8:00PM
Feb. 11 & 18, 2024 at 2:00PM
Pay-What-You-Will Preview: February 1

Randy Benge (Marvin/Bob), Jen Chimbidis (Doctor Charlotte/Retirement Home Director), Brian Henry (Doctor Wally), Paxton Longoria (Charlie), Sarah Merkey (Lee), Oliver Powell (Hank), Molly Watson (Ruth), & Marla Williams (Bessie)

Lee and Bessie 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 is set in various locations (including a home, medical office, and Disney World) in Florida and a youth residential treatment institution in Ohio. The play has a contemporary setting, which was 1990 at play's premiere.

Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

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