The Quality of Life

by Jane Andersen

UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street
Suite 127
Omaha, NE 68182

AUDITION DATES:
July 13 & 14, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

PRODUCTION DATES:
August 26 – September 18, 2016 (Thursday thru Sunday)
Thursday – Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 18 performance is at 2:00 pm

AUDITIONS:
Readings from the script. (Script available for perusal.)

CAST SIZE:
DINAH, Middle-aged, married to Bill
BILL, Middle-aged, married to Dinah
JEANETTE, Middle-aged, married to Neil
NEIL, Middle-aged, married to Jeanette

DIRECTOR:
M. Michele Phillips, (402) 934-9695, mmichelep49@gmail.com

PRODUCER:
Todd Brooks, (402) 968-5543, Brooks1965@aol.com

SYNOPSIS:
Dinah and husband Bill, still reeling from the loss of their daughter, find comfort in spirituality. Good, Midwestern folks, they decide to meet one weekend with distant cousins, who are camped on the burn site of their home that was lost to a wild fire in Northern California. Cousins Jeannette and Neil—who are a wildly irreverent, left-leaning couple, still in love after all these years—and are also facing a devastating loss with healthy doses of red wine, alternative practices and fiercely defiant good cheer. With their widely differing political and religious backgrounds, the couples attempt to join together to confront their physical and emotional challenges as they both deal with grief and survival. This “remarkable and completely engrossing new play” (TheaterMania) harnesses spirit and fortitude while exploring the promise of love, the pride of endurance and the quality of life.