THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE

by Meridith Friedman

January 31 through February 17

When his elderly father, Oscar, proposes moving in with him, Richard, happily settled with his partner David, is less than enthusiastic about the idea. Unbeknownst to Oscar, an adopted son will soon be occupying the spare bedroom in Richard and David's beachside condo. Years of unspoken hostilities and resentments are unleashed, spiraling the men into a vicious game of finger pointing. Tensions reach a breaking point when Oscar's growing suspicions over the circumstances of his wife's death lead him to make a startling accusation against his son.

Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30 PM - Pay What You Can Night
Friday, January 26 @ 8 PM - Preview Performance
Saturday, January 27 @ 2:30 PM- Preview Performance

Wednesday, January 31 @ 7:30 PM - Opening
Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, February 2 @ 8 PM
Saturday, February 3 @ 8PM
Sunday, February 4 @ 2:30 PM

Wednesday, February 7 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, February 9 @ 8 PM
Saturday, February 10 @ 8 PM
Sunday, February 11 @ 2:30 PM

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, February 16 @ 8 PM
Saturday, February 17 @ 8 PM - Closing

Dennis Delamar (Oscar) is pleased to return after appearing as Oscar in ATC’s  2016 nuVoices Festival. Other productions and roles on ATC stages include VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE (Vanya), STAGE KISS (Adrian Schwalbach),  BAT BOY-THE MUSICAL (Dr. Parker), VIOLET (Father) and EQUUS (Dr. Dysart).  Retired NC public school teacher and longtime actor and director in Charlotte, Dennis has been named MTA’s Best Director for ATC’s productions of CLYBOURNE PARK, THE PILLOWMAN, THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL and I AM MY OWN WIFE. Director of fourteen other ATC shows since 1997, he is also the recipient of Creative Loafing’s Director, Actor and Theater Person of the Year and Charlotte Magazine’s Director of the Year. Other acting work includes most recently YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Grandpa) at Theatre Charlotte, MIRACLE ON 34th  STREET (Kris Kringle) at CTC, DAMN YANKEES (Applegate) at CPCC and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Jacob-Potiphar) in the national tour.

Scott A. Miller (David) is back with Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte after being seen in last year’s STUPID FUCKING BIRD (Trigorin) and also NEXT FALL (Brandon). Other Charlotte credits include SEMINAR (Martin) and THE SANTALAND DIARIES (David) with Three Bone Theatre, PROOF (Hal) at C.A.S.T., and BENT (Horst), THE PERFORMERS (Lee), and THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD (Adam) with Queen City Theatre Company, among others. He also performed for four years with the Resident Touring Company of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (formerly the Tarradiddle Players). He studied Theatre at Elmira College in Emira, NY, and received his B.A. in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Originally from Newport, NY, Scott is a proud transplant in Charlotte, by way of Chicago.

Tim Ross (Richard) is a longtime tv/film actor happily returning to the stage. His previous experience at Actor’s Theatre includes POLISH JOKE (Jasiu) and SOUTHERN RAPTURE (Hizzoner). Other credits include: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Brick) Cape Fear Regional Theatre. LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO (Joe) Charlotte Rep. PROPOSALS (Vinnie) Charlotte Rep. Tv/Film credits include: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, NASHVILLE, ONE TREE HILL, SURFACE and HINDSIGHT.

Susan Stein (Laura) is thrilled to be making her Actors Theatre of Charlotte debut. Stein has spent the past five years touring her original play, Etty, directed by Austin Pendleton, to theaters, universities and prisons throughout the United States and parts of Europe. Most recently Stein was seen as Esther in These Things Happen at Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. Other regional roles include: Gorgeous Teitelbaum in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig, Lucille in Arthur Miller's American Clock, the wife in Bathsheeba Doran's A Parent's Evening, and Fay in Richard Nelson’s Rodney’s Wife. This summer Stein will be Mrs. Medlock in Heartwood Theater’s production of The Secret Garden. Training: MFA, NYU Grad Acting, BFA, SUNY Purchase.

Director                                 Sidney Horton
Stage Manager                    Kathryn Harding
Scenic Designer                  Chip Decker
Costumes/Props                 Carrie Cranford
Lighting Designer               Hallie Gray
Master Carpenter               Mike Snow