Adele Furman touched many lives in Tucson, especially in our theatrical community. An accomplished performer for much of her life, through her work as founder and Director of Festival Repertory Theatre, Adele brought joy to audiences in Tucson for many years with an array of stagings that ran the gamut from the comedic works of Neil Simon to her most recent restaging of Ira Levin's thriller, Veronica's Room. She passed in January, and will be missed.
In commemoration of Adele and FRT, Speak the Speech Theatre will present two one act plays at the Cabaret Theater at the Temple of Music and Art on Thrursday, February 28, Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday March 3 at 2:00 pm. The Thursday performance will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 pm.
The plays being presented are both critically acclaimed works: Robert Anderson's I'm Herbert and David Ives' Mere Mortals.
I'm Herbert is a sketch about two old people sitting on rocking chairs and talking and because they're a little old, they're a little hazy on the details of their marriages, affairs and sundry adventures. I'm Herbert stars Elin Brown and Ed Fuller, and is directed by Renata Rauschen.
Mere Mortals looks in on three constructions workers taking their lunch break on the 50th floor of a high rise project on Manhattan's lower West Side, and finds that as they munch on their pickle and pimento loaf sandwiches they are "visited" by some truly amazing figures from world history. Mere Mortals stars Rob Roberts, Stan Stein and Mark Klugheit, and is directed by Dan Reichel.
This is a guaranteed evening of hilarity, in a fitting remembrance of Adele from directors and performers who worked with her and loved her. Tickets are $15 at the door (cash or check only). You can reserve seats by emailing email@example.com.
In keeping with the things that mattered to Adele during her life, all of the net proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Foundation.
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