I hope that you take time from your holiday preparations to come to the play this coming Friday or Saturday evening. You will be glad you did.
The Lundeen family is a typical loving family with family jokes and perceived long standing slights which are part of all families. The thing that makes them a bit different from some families is that they are of stoic Norweigan descent and the word, love, is not part of their spoken vocabulary. The cast, directed by Terressa Knoch, created a believable loving family beset by problems as all families are.
The Lundeens are having Thanksgiving dinner at the family home a few months after the death of Dad because Mom decided she would like to have "A Nice Family Gathering". Nobody knows that Carl, the second son, is being haunted by Dad who has a last message for Mom. The plot thickens when Mom invites a single friend of Dad's, Jerry Myers, for dinner, too.What is the meaning of this invitation?
The cast meshed well, creating a believable family. There was a genuine feeling of love and caring as the play proceeded.
Sydney Edington and Robert Hyer participated in The Troy Recreational Department's Children's Musical Theater productions for many years. It is great to see children's musical theater performers graduating to Troy Community Theatre productions.
As always, my thanks to the production crew and all those who helped to make this play possible.
Here is a photo of the cast and the crew who were present on Friday evening.