Richmond Hill Players will next stage David Rogers' drama, “Flowers for Algernon.” The show will be presented Thursdays through Sundays Oct. 6 through Oct. 16 at the Barn Theater in Geneseo. Dana Moss-Peterson, of Davenport, Iowa, will direct the show.
Richmond Hill Players will next stage David Rogers’ drama, “Flowers for Algernon.” The show will be presented Thursdays through Sundays Oct. 6 through Oct. 16 at the Barn Theater in Geneseo. Dana Moss-Peterson, of Davenport, Iowa, will direct the show.
A mentally challenged man named Charlie finds his life strangely interwoven with that of Algernon, the mouse. Experimental surgery performed on Algernon has increased his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly becomes a genius, farm more intelligent than his teacher, Alice, or the doctors who created the operating technique.
As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time as Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found.
The cast features: Jonathan Grafft, Jackie Patterson, Sandy Glass-Bailey, Aidan Grafft, Stacy Herrick, Mara Lowe, Maggie Mroz and Dana Skiles, all of Geneseo; Justin Raver, of Kewanee; Tom Morrow and Chris Sanders-Ring, of Rock Island; Lindsay Achenbach, Don Faust and Jim Strauss, of Davenport, Iowa; Spiro Bruskas, of Aledo; Vicki Deusinger, of Galesburg; Lona Friedman, of East Moline; Terri Nelson, of Lynn Center; and Nicholas Waldbusser, of Hampton.
The staff includes stage manager and set builder Mike Skiles, of Geneseo; lighting designer Terry Wilkerson, of Davenport, Iowa; and crew members Taylor McKean, of Geneseo; and Dee Raver, of Kewanee.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays are 3 p.m. matinees with doors opening at 2 p.m. An audio description performance will be Friday, Oct. 7.
Reservations are recommended and may be made by contacting the Richmond Hill box office at 944-2244 or by visiting www.rhplayers.com.