Decades after a family tragedy, Brooke is still struggling to move on from the trauma, but her soon-to-be-published memoir offers hope of finding closure. When she returns to Palm Springs for the holidays, her aging parents hesitate to give their blessing of the family exposé. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, this explosive drama digs up a past perhaps best left buried and draws a line in the sand between what we are willing to sacrifice for those we love.
All family reunions should be this satisfying.Ben Brantley, New York Times November 3, 2011
Sheila Ivy Traister
Sheila Traister is an award-winning actress with 39 years as an actor, director,...
Sheila Traister is an award-winning actress with 39 years as an actor, director, writer and educator in film, television and theatre. Recently she directed, For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, for 5280 Artist Co-Op and Arabian Nights at The Aurora Fox. She is the director & co-writer for the feature film Sleeping Dragon and is in development as the director for a full-length action film based on a novel with a female superhero. She received Best Leading Actress Awards for her performances in Sound of a Voice, The Blue Room, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and critical acclaim as Sah Jin in 99 Histories. As an educator, she has taught acting and directing for CFS, DSA and UCD, in addition to private coaching practice. “My deepest gratitude goes out to Susie, Mark and Maxine for your trust with this amazing play and your vision for a season of all ‘female directors;’ the stunning cast and crew for your glorious talents and unwavering commitment to the journey; and to you our patrons, thank you for embracing live theatre!
Abby Apple Boes
Abby is excited to work with this wonderful cast and crew in her first production...
Abby is excited to work with this wonderful cast and crew in her first production at Cherry Creek Theatre Company. Previous performances in the Denver area include: Frieda/Betty in Sunday In The Park With George (Arvada Center); Marge in The Bridges of Madison County, Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Chelsea in On Golden Pond (Vintage Theatre); Edna in A Delicate Balance (Marlowe Award), Beatrice in A View from the Bridge (Edge Theater Company); Maude Gutman in Bakersfield Mist (Avenue Theater/A and A Productions); Margie Walsh in Good People (Pagosa Springs Fine Arts); Barbara Fordham (Colorado Theater Guild Henry Award Nomination and Marlowe Award) in August: Osage County (Dairy Center/Abster Productions). Abby is the executive producer of Abster Productions and co-producer with John Ashton of A and A Productions.
Pamela Clifton has been teaching, acting and directing professionally for...
Pamela Clifton has been teaching, acting and directing professionally for more than 30 years and has graced just about every stage in the Denver area. She originated the role of the hilariously sluttish Holly Pharme in Murder Most Fowl and has played Kate in Sylvia at The Avenue Theatre and Lucy in the Arvada Center’s The Women. Favorite roles throughout the years have been Frankie in Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, all 15 characters in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Shirley in Shirley Valentine, the self-absorbed Suzanne in Dearly Departed, and Luba, the Queen of Sluttish Heartbreak, in Lady and the Clarinet for which she received a Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
Chas is so excited to make his Cherry Creek Theatre debut with Other Desert...
Chas is so excited to make his Cherry Creek Theatre debut with Other Desert Cities. Diving into such a fantastic script with such a wonderful group has been an absolute honor. Regional Credits include: A Christmas Carol (Denver Center Theatre Company), The Little Mermaid (Flounder, BDT Stage), Belleville (Zach, Progressive Theatre), Bonnie and Clyde (Buck, Town Hall Arts Center), Violet (Monty, THAC), Peter and the Starcatcher (Teddy, BDT Stage), Bright Ideas (Joshua, The Avenue Theatre), among others. Education: BA in Acting from The University of Northern Colorado. Thank you to Sheila, and Susie for this amazing opportunity. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Twin B, AK & RC — without them, none of this would be possible. “It’s chaos, be kind.”
Michael McNeill is an artistic company member at Curious Theatre Company...
Michael McNeill is an artistic company member at Curious Theatre Company where he has been seen in The Body of an American, Hand to God, Bug, TempOdyssey, Curse of the Starving Class, Home By Dark, 9 Circles, and Good People. Other local credits include Dividing the Estate, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Crucible (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities); Almost Maine, Honus and Me (Aurora Fox Arts Center); and Denver Center Theatre Academy’s children’s tour of Shakespeare’s Web. He has also appeared with both the Colorado and Littleton Symphonies. Regional credits include Michigan’s Birmingham Theatre, Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia, and Dorset Theatre Festival, Vermont. He has performed internationally with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Killer Ink Productions. Michael performed in the original Broadway touring production of Biloxi Blues directed by Gene Saks. Also seen in Off and Off-Off Broadway productions at Westbeth Theatre Center and the Quaigh Theatre. Michael is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Lilia is a seasoned actress hailing from both coasts. She is new to Denver...
Lilia is a seasoned actress hailing from both coasts. She is new to Denver and excited for life in the mountains! Favorite credits include Annie in The Real Thing, Masha in The Seagull and Olivia in Twelfth Night. She’s appeared on NBC’s “Chicago PD” and loves working on independent films. Her mentors/teachers include William Esper, Patsy Rodenberg, and all the folks at the Moscow Art Theatre. She’s been married to fellow actor Steven Eheart, since they met on stage at age 20, and has a penchant for living life with a beginners mindset.