Last Days Of Mickey & Jean"
"The Last Days of Mickey & Jean,"
a new play commissioned by Merrimack Repertory Theatre
and written by Massachusetts-native Richard Dresser,
will receive its world premiere at the theater from March 18 - April 11.
Described as a retirement story with a twist, the production will be directed
by MRT’s Artistic Director Charles Towers.
With Mickey searching for a way to get back into business and Jean longing for the “normal" life back in Boston, the dysfunctional duo discoveres shocking secrets about each other. "The Last Days of Mickey & Jean" offers a funny perspective on unconventional love, unconditional loyalty and life after retirement.
The cast at Merrimack Rep features Jack Wetherall
( noted for his role as Vic in four seasons of the TV show "Queer
as Folk") Rae C. Wright and Christopher
McHale. Wetherall originated the role of Gene Tunney
in MRT’s world premiere production of "Tunney/Shakespeare
in Six Rounds."
Born and was raised in Massachusetts, Dresser previously
worked as a freelance writer of corporate speeches and industrial films.
After moving to New York City, he wrote his first play, "At
Home," which premiered in April 1984. As of May 2009, he
had published seventeen plays, including "Better Days,"
"The Downside" and "Below the Belt."
Dresser also wrote the book for the Broadway musical "Good
Vibrations" and the upcoming musical "Johnny
Baseball," which will premiere at American Repertory
Theatre in May.
-- OnStage Boston
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