Victor Salinas is “Carl,” coming home to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time since Dad died.
Jeremy Sosa, Sarah Salinas and Amanda Radkiewicz Brother, “Michael”, his wife, “Jill” and Sister “Stacey”
Michele Vanfossen is “Mom,” and Justin Radkiewicz) is “Jerry,” her ‘date’ for Thanksgiving dinner.
Barry Wall is “Dad,” who has come back from the other side to be sure Mom knows what he was never able to tell her – that he loved her very much.
We’ve finally arrived at OPENING NIGHT for the third play in P2K’s Season 2021, Phil Olson’s very funny and moving A Nice Family Gathering.
In this play, that has become one of the most popular titles in the country, we meet “Carl Lundeen” (Victor Salinas) a struggling writer/truck driver returning to his family home to celebrate the first Thanksgiving since his father died.
Dad was the kind of guy that had a hard time showing his emotions – he “loved his wife so much that he almost told her” – and his relationship with Carl was strained.
That’s why it’s a bit odd that “Dad” (Barry Wall) becomes visible to Carl, and asks him to help tell Mom how much he cares so that he can get on with his eternal rest.
The fact that Mom has a “date” for the day (Jerry, played by Justin Radkiewicz) doesn’t make things any easier.
Carl’s Brother “Michael” (Jeremy Sosa) seems to be the family favorite, though his wife, “Jill” (Sarah Salinas) hasn’t yet produced any grandchildren.
Oh, and I almost forgot Sister “Stacey” (Amanda Radkiewicz) but that wouldn’t be unusual for her. And, next-door neighbor “Mrs. Inquist” (Cynthia Vennes) makes her voice heard as well.
All in all, it’s an evening with a family that you’ll recognize, and maybe have sympathy for – but surely laugh along with, because the laughs flow easily, and are made even more meaningful by the true heart the show displays in act two.
This will be our first show with “Full Seating” since the Covid Crisis began! There’s lots of room, and we expect that tickets will be available at the door!
We hope you’ll make plans to join us between June 11 and 27. You can get tickets right now by clicking HERE, or call us at (830) 896-9393 to avoid online convenience fees.