M&M Performing Arts Company, Inc. Presents
BOTANIC GARDEN A PLAY BY TODD LOGAN
Directed by Melinda O’Brien
Featuring Karen Quinn-Panzer and Frank Panzer
Botanic Garden, a funny, poignant drama, is about a widow, Kate Goodman, who is desperate to get out of a first date. She turns to the one person who can help: her deceased husband, Jake. Botanic Garden is an inventively constructed portrait of an imperfect marriage between people who always loved each other, even when they didn’t get along. Scenes shift between the present and scenes from their marriage – scenes that will ring familiar to anyone married a long time. It is a fresh, engaging portrait of the intricacies of a long-term relationship. Unique and heartwarming, this play will charm the audience as it touches them, identifying with the story about the trials and joys of long-term relationships, loss and renewal.
The two-hander Botanic Garden premiered in 2008 at the Victory Garden Theater. The highly acclaimed production was directed by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis. “It’s a play about life, about coping with the comedy and tragedy of living; it’s a drama laced with wit and humor, insight and wisdom.” – CHICAGO THEATER REVIEW
The play runs approximately 60 minutes without an intermission.