Directed by Jennifer Hale
Produced by Andrew Dodd
Presented by the London Community Players
in partnership with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex
Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He is living with progressing dementia as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her.
The play tells the story of a family living with a diagnosis of dementia, and while it touches on the challenges and frustrations associated with this, it also offers tender, hopeful moments of love and truth within the relationships depicted.
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex will receive in donation 50% of the net proceeds of Painting Churches.
April 25, 2019 | 8:00 pm
April 26, 2019 | 8:00 pm
April 27, 2019 | 8:00 pm
April 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm
May 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm
May 2, 2019 | 8:00 pm
May 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm
May 4, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Run time is two hours including one 20 minute intermission
Due to the configuration of the venue, patrons who leave their seat during the performance will not be readmitted until intermission and patrons who arrive after the performance begins will not be admitted.
Gardner Church…..John Krisak
Fanny Church…..Julia Webb
Margaret (Mags) Church…..Karalyn Riepert
Stage Manager.....Kathleen Sykora
Assistant Stage Managers….. Nicole Reid and Simmie Patoka
Set Design….. Gerald Girouard, Jennifer Hale, Kathleen Sykora, Andrew Dodd
Set Construction …...Gerald Girouard
Sound Design…..Michael James Brown
Social Media & Promotion…..Matthew J. Stewart
Artwork …..Stuart Hale
Production & Program Photography…..Ross Davidson