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Life With Father

Life With Father

By Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, based on the book by Clarence Day

December 2,3,4 9,10,11 16,17,18 2016
(Preview December 1 & Matinees December 4,11,18)

Life with Father is a joyous and sentimental glance at the Day family, set in Manhattan in the late 19th century. It involves patriarch Clarence Day, his beautiful wife Vinnie, their four red-headed sons, a loyal cook and relations who fail to see the point of hotels. The themes of first love, old love and the enduring lure of family made it one of the longest running shows in the history of Broadway and is a comedic delight for all ages.

Directed by Robin Frome


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Upcoming Audtions: The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare Auditions will take place Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st / 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Green Room.

(12/09/16) "The Sherman Playhouse finishes their remarkable 2016 season in grand finale style with the creative production of 'Life With Father'" – Mary Hembree, Town Tribune

(12/08/16) Theater Review: 'Life With Father' Extremely Enjoyable In Sherman – Elizabeth Young, The Newtown Bee

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"This is a lovely production that deserves a full house every night. Bring the kids, they will love these crazy parents and their mischievous offspring."
- Elizabeth Young, The Newtown Bee

Another wonderful rave for "Life with Father!" Bring the family this weekend and get your tickets at Shermanplayers.org
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Upcoming Auditions
The House of Blue Leaves

by John Guare

Auditions will take place Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st / 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Green Room.
6 women, 5 men (two very small bit parts) – all roles open

The play is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie's apartment. A political bombing mistakenly occurs in the apartment.

It is very, very funny, heartbreaking , and oh so human.
Characters:

Bunny Flingus: 40's, ruebenesque, superb cook and ultimate survivor.

Artie Shaughnessy: 40's, the ultimate dreamer and would be song writer

Bananas: late 30's, early 40's, fragile, beautiful, mentally ill and so grounded (at times)

Ronnie: 18 or 19, a kid, hunted and haunting

Corinna Stroller: early 20's, a movie starlet, glamorous, a real knock-out

Head Nun: 50's to 70's, used to giving orders and having them obeyed

Middle Nun: any age, follows orders

Little Nun: 19 or 20, loves being a bride of Christ but discovers the joy of divorce

Billy Einhorn: 40's, a Hollywood producer, slick

Hospital Worker: hospital worker

Sergeant: sergeant
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OUR 2017 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE IS:
House of Blue Leaves by John Guare
directed by Katherine Almquist
April 21 to May 14
AUDITIONS JANUARY 30, 31 6:30-8:30

Hair by Rado, Ragne, Macdermott
directed by Francis Daley
June 30-July 30

Dark of the Moon by Richardson and Berney
directed by Robin Frome
September 22-Oct. 15

Murder Takes A Holiday by Tim Kelly
directed by Keli Solomon
Dec.1-23
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Life with Father opens this weekend.
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Sherman Playhouse updated their cover photo.

Father with youngest son. Terry Hawley costumes. Trish Haldin photo
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Life With Father Opening Night

December 2, 2016, 8:00pm

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Sherman Playhouse at Sherman Playhouse.

THIS JUST IN: Our board has passed the final vote on next year's choices for our 2017 season. We will be announcing the upcoming year's production choices and their directors on our opening night Dec. 2 after party of Life With Father. Get tickets now. Shermanplayers.org
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Cast interviews with rehearsal footage of Robin Frome's upcoming production of "Life With Father", a joyous and sentimental glance at a family, set in Manhat...

Life With Father - Cast Interviews: Part 2
A second round of cast interviews overlaid with rehearsal footage of Robin Frome's upcoming production of "Life with Father", a joyous and sentimental glance at a family, set in Manhattan in the late 19th century.

"Life with Father" has performances at the Sherman Playhouse on December 2,3,4 9,10,11 16,17, and 18 (Preview December 1 & Matinees December 4,11,18)

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Filmed and edited by Gabriel Fowler
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Krispy Kreho laying our and painting our later Victorian NYC brownstone floor for life with father. Devil is in the details
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Life With Father Rehearsal Pics
More slide show rehearsal pics of Life With Father, care of Trish Haldin photography. Shermanplayers.org
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