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Romance and unrest greet ‘Morning’s at Seven’

February 15. 2017 1:02PM
Maureen Daley, Helen Brock, Susan Turner and Barbara Hilton with Cary Wendell rehearse a scene in Generic Theater’s “Morning’s at Seven.” 

PORTSMOUTH — Generic Theater marks its 35th anniversary with Paul Osborn’s gentle comedy “Morning’s at Seven” at the Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St.

The show plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through March 5.

Set in the Midwest in 1938, “Morning’s at Seven” offers a slice of American family life in a simpler time. Four sisters, three husbands, a nephew and a fiancee make up the warmhearted, wrangling cast of characters.

When the play opens, nephew Homer (Peter Michaud), 40 years old and still living at home, is finally bringing Myrtle (Kate Quisumbing), his fiancee of seven years, to meet the folks. It’s her arrival that sets off a sequence of events that turns this extended dysfunctional family upside down.

Homer’s reluctant move into marriage unearths old fault lines in the continuing love stories of his long-mingled aunts and uncles.

Peggi McCarthy directs a cast that includes Cary Wendell, Helen Brock, Barbara Hilton, Susan Turner, Richard DiMario, Alan Huisman and Maureen Daley as the elders.

Tickets are $15, with discounts for seniors, students and Players’ Ring members. For information, call 436-8123 or visit playersring.org.

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