Saturday, November 9, 2013
Columbia Center for the Arts presents a staged reading of “Sweet and Sad,” by Richard Nelson, directed by Judie Hanel.
“Sweet and Sad” is, you might say, a dinner-table play. The play features three adult sisters, played by Brenda Hering, Irene Fields and Julie Jindal; one lawyer brother, now catering to Wall Street, played by Tom Burns; an aspiring actor reluctantly working as a waiter, played by Joe Garoutte; and Uncle Benjamin, played by Gary Young, an old actor who, following a heart attack has developed amnesia — which in a world that produced 9/11, is not an entirely bad thing.
The play was called “Brilliant” by New Yorker magazine, and The New York Times commented: “Sweet and Sad is the first great play to emerge from the horror of 9/11.”
“Sweet and Sad” will be presented Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. It will also run Dec. 13 and 14 at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles at 7:30 p.m. (Running time is 2 hours and 5 minutes, including an intermission.)
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