Please join us in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center (1670
Nectar St.) on June 22 at 7:00 pm to read Not Quite Right, a play by
Elaine Jarvik and Robert Benjamin. This play will be the LALT September
production. As always, everyone is welcome, whether to read or just to sit
back and listen. Light refreshments and beverages are provided.
Cast: 3 males, 3 females
Marty, 50 – 60 Carol, Marty’s wife, 50 – 60
Jessica, 30s Andrew, Jessica’s husband, 30s
Tom, 50 – 60 Sally, Tom’s wife, 50 – 60
This play is an upbeat, humorous family drama posing several difficult
predicaments in couple relationships followed by family coming together
for a boisterous, not-quite-resolved finale. Intense expectations
undermine love relationships among family members – until we remember what
it means to be family.
This is the story of two older couples (with adult children) and one
younger couple (with 6 year old twins) coping with issues appropriate to
their life situation. One older couple must struggle through a tough phase
of marriage where the love is still alive, but it falters because the
husband has lost his job and the wife is worried about their financial
security. It is a new situation for them both and they address the
implicit question of “what is enough.”
The younger couple struggles with the issue of whether to have another
child and break their pre-marital vow to have only two children. Aren’t
two children enough in an overpopulated world?
The third couple must face the fact that they did not achieve all that
they had wanted thus far in life. When the husband is awarded
“Administrator of the Year” it feels like salt in the wounds of his lapsed
aspirations. But they have successfully raised a son who might achieve
what the father didn’t. Could that be enough?
Late in the play, the couples rally in support of the birth of a child,
each person and couple accepting this new life into their world.
How the baby impacts each couples’ relationship is unresolved, but does it
really matter? Events happen, relationships shift, life goes on, we adapt.
But do we ever have “enough?”