February 5 | 7:30 pm$10.00 – $42.00
This darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother. In the wake of her husband’s death, Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely, and fading fast. After spending a large chunk of her children’s money her estranged son is forced to take on the role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. A hit in New York City and across the country, this poetic and thought-provoking show explores the bonds and divisions of families later in life, as well the possibilities of forgiveness and change.
Directed by: Saul Elkin
Starring: Darleen Pickering Hummert, John Kreuzer, David Lundy, and Alex Watts
“[THE TREASURER] is a quiet revelation…It makes boundaries porous, creates a space that blends the mundane and the mystic, that slips between the life of the moment and the life of the mind, even obscures the border between life and whatever comes after…Posner’s play is a ravishing slow burn, with layers that quietly unpeel as the piece goes on…quite simply, a marvel.” —New York Magazine. “
“…something of a Glass Menagerie forty years on, with an unlikely but welcome touch of Neil Simon…[Posner] displays a brightly contemporary point of view with a keen comic sense.” —The Huffington Post.