‘Painting Churches’ opens May 15

Posted on May 4, 2014 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The next show in the Sonoma Theatre Alliance season, the Tina Howe play “Painting Churches, from M&G Productions, opens May 15 at Andrews Hall. The drama, an evolving dynamic between a grown daughter and he parents, was a finalist for the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and won the award for best Off-Broadway Play for 1983.

Directed by Gerrett Snedaker, the play opens in a Boston townhouse in Boston, as the aging couple — Fanny and Gardner Church — are packing for a move to a beach home on Cape Cod. Their daughter, an artist who lives in New York, arrives to help them pack and paint their portrait. Over the course of several days, she sees her role in the parent-child relationship changing.

Snedaker describes the work as witty and rambunctious, full of life’s realities and humor, and anchored by life’s fallibilities. It runs May 15 through 25, Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rotary Stage, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E, Napa St. $20-$25. 938.4626.

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