Windy City Productions stages a hit that one critic says will make you fall out of your seat with laughter. Menlo Park’s Susan Rabin’s Aunt Lakie’s Not Coming to Dinner runs for six more performances at the intimate Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street (between Geary & Post) in San Francisco, Feb 6 at 8:00pm, Feb 7 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm Feb 13 at 8:00pm, Feb 14 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm
Aunt Lakie is directed by Jim McCunn and features Carolyn Ford Compton, Zoe Conner, and Scott Gessford
The Story: Susan Rabin serves up a savory little stew in her sharply crafted dramedy, Aunt Lakie’s Not Coming to Dinner. Sisters Claire and Iris, two “women of a certain age,” live by themselves in the family home in suburban Chicago. Claire seems solid and dependable as she acts as caregiver for her rebellious older sister Iris whose mental health is “questionable.” A family tragedy triggers a dramatic confrontation between the sisters, which is further inflamed by an unusual Mailman with extreme ideas. We learn that Iris’ sarcastic humor and Claire’s ‘good daughter’ role mask past hurts and shocking family secrets. Rabin has created three compelling characters in a in a comedy that moves them into darker places.
Windy City Productions: 818-761-1952, www.windycityproductions.org
Tickets and Performance Times for Aunt Lakie’s Not Coming to Dinner
Place: Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, Suite 601, SF, CA 94102.
Dates & Times:
Continuing performances: Feb. 6, 8:00 pm; Feb. 7, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Feb. 13, 8:00 pm; Feb 14, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Evening Performances, $30; Matinees, $25; Seniors & TBA Members, $25
Tickets at: www.BrownPaperTickets.com,
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