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Before the Meeting

August 7 - August 18 | Nikos Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Adam Bock
Directed by Trip Cullman
With Cassie Beck, Kyle Beltran, Arnie BurtonMidori Francis, Deirdre O’Connell

Every day, Gail (Deirdre O’Connell) and the regular members of her early morning group set up for their meeting in the exact same way: Nicole (Midori Francis) makes the coffee, Gail arranges the chairs, and Ron (Arnie Burton) complains. As they forge a path toward sobriety and well-being, they come to rely on the routine and each other. But when Gail’s estranged granddaughter reopens old wounds, Gail knows it will take more than coffee, chairs, and companionship to keep her life from falling apart. Trip Cullman directs Adam Bock’s world premiere play, which examines how to truly make amends on the road to recovery.

 

SPONSORED BY


Alice Shaver Foundation in memory of Sandy & Lynn Laitman

Joan Benjamin & Laurence Cherkis

Steve & Andrea Ryan

BEFORE THE MEETING is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

 

2019 SEASON PARTNERS


Herbert A. Allen

James & Virginia Giddens

Jessica & Matt Harris

Andrew Martin-Weber

Paul Neely & Susan Street

& One Anonymous Donor

 



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Press

“A knockout premiere by Adam Bock.”

“Beautifully performed…Off Broadway treasure Deirdre O’Connell…rips open the story with heartbreaking self-reproach.”

“Trip Cullman’s clever production” offers “a high-octane naturalism of the most expert…sort.”

-Jesse Green, The New York Times

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