This play was commissioned by Curious Theatre Company and is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.
In the days following his mother’s funeral, Richard’s elderly father Oscar wants to move in. Happily settled with his partner, Richard is less than thrilled at the prospect of living with his difficult father. Accusations fly and defenses are drawn, spiraling father and son into a heated game of finger pointing with unintended consequences. The Luckiest People touchingly explores how we navigate the Sahara of Middle Age–those middle decades sandwiched squarely between obligations to parents, children, and spouses.
Shamos Family Foundation
The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Diana & Mike Kinsey
Carol E. Wolf
Serial Storytelling Sponsor:
Laura Cowperthwaite & LiveWork Denver
Platinum Show Sponsors:
Stephanie & John Flanigan
Gold Show Sponsors:
Les Crispelle & Glenn Tiedt
Elizabeth & Jim Neid
Silver Show Sponsors:
Rhonda Knop & Tim McManus
Carol & Larry Levin
Want to talk with others about the show? Want to hear from the actors about the process behind the play? Talkbacks with artistic staff and cast members follow each performance, starting the Thursday after opening and continuing until Friday of closing weekend. A Curious favorite!
This play is the first in a series of three plays by Meridith Friedman commissioned by Curious Theatre Company to explore the middle years of life when competing priorities from children, spouses, and parents create challenges and self-examination. Each play was written independently and can be seen without the other two, but the experience is deepened by seeing all three and growing with the characters.
Unlike a movie trilogy, there are no cliffhangers. Rather, Serial Storytelling allows a broader canvas and allows a playwright to more fully explore their work and an audience to get to know characters. For more information on Serial Storytelling, visit this page.