Beginning Summer 2014, Players of Utica will be showcasing the works of writers from Upstate New York. Each of the shows in the series has been selected by and will be produced by Players of Utica. A “meet and greet” with the author and cast will follow each performance. Join us for this unique Upstate NY experience!
WHAT’S THE CAPITOL OF BOLIVA?
by Robert Barone (Utica/Rochester, NY)
directed by Patricia Stone
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
When Two brothers return home for their mother’s funeral, they find that no matter how hard you try to put it behind you, the past, your family and the place you called home have a way of sucking you in.
It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving. The Paretti’s patriarch Frank (Corpi) and brothers John and Will are still reeling from holiday chaos and mother Paretti’s funeral. Tired of warmed-up leftovers and way too much beer and faced with the unfortunate reality of Frank’s early stages of dementia, John and Will have the burden of deciding what the future will hold for their father. But in order to make those decisions, both brothers will have to come to terms with the choices of their own long-buried and tumultuous pasts.
Set in an Upstate New York factory town that’s seen better days, it is a poignant, touching and often hilarious play that looks at the ties that bind and explores the age old adage that “you can never really go home again…” by asking what happens if no matter how hard you tried, you never really left.