Directed by David Guilmette
July 28 to August 27, 2006
The 4th production of the 2006 Season
Written by: James Duff
In a comfortable suburban home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Bob and Maurine, a fairly well-off middle-aged couple, are living (apparently happily) with their daughter Karen, a graduate student, and their brooding son, Jeremy, who has recently returned from service in Vietnam. It is Thanksgiving Day, 1973, and they are furiously preparing for the imminent arrival of relatives for a family dinner. At first, everything seems normal, with Maurine fluttering about chattering nonstop and Bob trying to disguise the fact that he has been smoking a forbidden cigarette. But then, as Jeremy’s cutting ripostes become more sarcastic and venomous, the mood changes…This riveting drama blends comedy and tragedy as it illuminates the dilemma of a middle-class Texas family unable to comprehend and deal with the deep-seated disaffection of their Vietnam veteran son.