Lindsay-Abaire’s poignant and wicked comedy a hilarious funhouse ride
TPS Members only $12
"So I have amnesia – that's very inconvenient." – Claire in Fuddy Meers
The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds proudly announces its final show of Season 2, the wickedly funny Fuddy Meers, by David Lindsay-Abaire, running June 4-27. Directed by Eric Lewis, Fuddy Meers stars Christine Mosere, Rick Wright, Melanie Calderwood, David Bailey, Carissa Smit, Chad Oswald and Steve Heiret.
Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire's info book is quickly discarded.
Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.
Dates/Times: Pay What You Can Preview on Thursday, June 3rd at 8 pm; Show runs June 4-27 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Theater location: 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, WA 98020 (Top level of Firdale Village)
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or the Phoenix Box office at 206-533-2000.
Ticket Prices: General Admission - $18; Seniors 65+ and Youth 18 and Under - $15;
Group Rate - $12; T.P.S. Members - $12.