The Medium Theatre Company & Rutherfurd Hall
⁓ present ⁓
Meet the Mediums
a play conceived by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews
with Dana Haberern, Dorie Byrne, Kimya Jackson,
Mason Rosenthal, Sarah Gladwin Camp & Travis Sehorn
costumes by Rebecca Kanach, production by Amy Capomacchio
March 1st & 2nd & 3rd 2013
at Rutherfurd Hall • Allamuchy, New Jersey
MEET THE MEDIUMS is an impossible comedy about a family of fortune-tellers, time-wrinklers and spiritualists, or—more accurately—mediums, who live an eccentric and luxurious life in the tumultuous 1930s. Performed in an historic mansion, the play will take you from room to room to wrestle with séances, media studies, quantum mechanics, pyrokinesis, contact sports, skepticism, music theory, romantic feelings from distraught teenagers, tantric yoga, somatic therapy, and a dance number involving seven ukuleles (there's also a cello, a piano, an accordion, guitar-and-fiddle duets, plus some percussion happening in this play).
In the days leading up to opening night, we invite you to meet the characters here. They are:
- Marsha McMedium (her maiden name), a savvy suffragette who channels her clairvoyant abilities from ordinary newspapers.
- Montrose Medium, a quarterback savant that’s unaware of what’s going on at the present moment but always knows what will happen 20 seconds into the future.
- The Medium Sisters, Auroraand Selene, twin philosopher musicians who speak with the spirits but haven’t spoken to each other in 17 years.
- And then there’s Junior, that feckless weak-chinned boy—will he ever amount to anything besides his constant sniveling and skulking? Perhaps he just needs some rousing words from President Roosevelt…or maybe a girlfriend.
～ But How do these Mediums do what they do?
～ And What will happen when a guitar-toting stranger’s car breaks down nearby?
～ Or When will the professor of paranormality pop in to hug her autoharp?
～ Yet Who is the mysterious voice inside your head warning you not to move the chewing gum from its hiding place beneath the divan? You’d better do what it says, hadn’t you?
These questions, and so many more, shall be asked—and maybe even answered—in Meet the Mediums.