Social Security

Directed by John Tranchitella

November 1 to November 24, 2013

The 6th production of the 2013 Season

Written by: Andrew Bergman

The show takes place in the trendy New York apartment of David and Barbara Kahn, who are successful Manhattan art gallery owners. The couple’s domestic tranquility is shattered upon arrival of Barbara’s sister Trudy and her CPA husband Martin, who have ventured in from the suburbs of Long Island to drop off Barbara’s and Trudy’s feisty and cantankerous 80 year-old mother, Sophie. The reason that Martin and Trudy give for having to drop off Sophie (without warning) is to save their college student daughter from a life of promiscuity. Martin and Trudy go into comedic detail about their young daughter’s alleged sexual adventures.

The situation gets even more surprising when Sophie meets famous French artist Maurice Koenig-who happens to be spry 98 years old—at a dinner party given in his honor. As Sophie is transformed, we are all witness to what it means to be “forever young.” This show contains adult themes.

This show is being presented at Pacifica Spindrift Players in our Muriel Watkin Gallery Performance Space.

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The Production Team

John Tranchitella Director
Miranda Steinberg Stage Manager
Sharon Martinez Assistant Stage Manager
Jared Alexander Sound Designer
Shannon Quinn Light & Sound Operator
Kristen Wadsworth Costume Design
Mike Calderaro Master Carpenter
Henry Sellenthin Producer

The Cast

Jackie Blue Sophie
Joy Eaton Trudy
Gary Pugh Newman David
Joanie Pugh Newman Barbara
Henry Sellenthin Martin
Jim Sousa Maurice