Cast Announced for Upcoming Production of Marvin's Room
Director Lindy McCain is thrilled to announce her cast for the SWPH production of Marvin's Room, set to open April 20 and running the 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, 2018.
Marvin’s Room tells the story of two sisters, Bessie and Lee. They have not seen each other for many years but when Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, Lee travels to Florida to be tested as a bone marrow donor for her sister. Bessie has cared single-handedly for their father, Marvin, who suffered a severe stroke and is now bed-bound. She also looks after their eccentric Aunt Ruth. Bessie cares for her father and aunt without question, despite the leukemia becoming increasingly aggressive. Lee has been estranged from the family for years and does not understand Bessie’s selfless service to the family. However, when Lee arrives with her two troubled sons, Hank (who is in a mental institution after burning down their house) and Charlie (who permanently has his head in a book, yet is struggling badly at school), the trio find themselves gradually transformed for the better by the guileless Bessie. Lee is, at last, able to show some affection and care for her dying sister when she offers to style Bessie’s wig. (Synopsis provided by www.stageagent.com)
The cast for Marvin's Room is as follows:
Jalonda Bengs as Bessie
Lori Veazey as Lee
Tony Bowman as Marvin
Wesley Javorsky as Hank
Braxton Driskill as Charlie
Ann Brown as Ruth
Mark Henry as Dr. Wally
Ashley Underwood as Dr. Charlotte
Connor Williams as Bob
T.J. Williams as Retirement Home Director.
Tickets for Marvin's Room will go on sale on April 16 for Season Ticket Holders and April 17 for the general public.
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