By Neil Simon
Directed by Bob Anderson
September 28-October 1 and October 5-8, 2000
The Playhouse on Main
Featuring – Wilson Boyd, Kim DeVore, M. J. Etua, Liz Johnstone, Warren Nybo, Lyle Tate,
Amelia Watkins, Joe Wiley, and Ross Williams
A nostalgic memory play, Proposals recalls one idyllic afternoon in the summer of 1953, the last time the Hines family gathers at its retreat in the Poconos. Clemma, the family's housekeeper (and the story's narrator), dreads a visit from the husband who deserted her years before. Burt Hines, a recovering workaholic convalescing from a second heart attack, looks forward to the arrival of the ex-wife he still loves. Burt's daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to Ken, an intense Harvard law student, and she yearns for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she had a brief affair. Ray shows up with a striking but dim-witted model on his arm, and a young Miami gangster with a gift for malapropisms adds a note of hilarity to the gathering.
Proposals opened on Broadway in 1997 and starred future Tony Award winner Katie Finneran, Kelli Bishop, L. Scott Caldwell and more.
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