“Dot is disarmingly funny and most rewarding!” – NY1
It’s Christmas, and the Shealy household is ready to celebrate the holiday in their West Philly home. But this year, Dotty’s memory is beginning to slip, and the family must grapple with more than exchanging presents. As her three grown children reunite, each with their own personal challenges to attend to, they must also grapple with how to best care for their proud, lovable matriarch as she faces the difficulties ahead. By turns uproariously funny and achingly heartfelt, Colman Domingo (star of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”) has crafted a touching and irreverent play which speaks to the uncertainties of life, as well as the power of love and family to see us through.
Adult language and themes, as well as a lot of laughter, are present in this remarkable play.
Colman Domingo’s Dot invites us to come together to spend time with an extraordinarily funny and loving family in a moment of deep uncertainty. Domingo’s impressive play is as unsettling as it is compassionate, tackling the bonds of family and friendship with intelligence and heart. He deftly crafts a family comedy which confronts big, difficult issues which are sometimes too difficult to talk about, and does so with an abundance of laughter and insight. The Shealy family is certain to strike a chord with many of us, and I am sure our Playhouse Script-In-Hand audience will find much to discuss after spending time with these remarkable, brave, vulnerable and hilarious characters.
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IN-PERSON AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Monday, March 14, 7PM
Script in Hand playreadings are intimate storytelling vehicles. No sets. No costumes. Just great actors bringing the story to life.
Dot will be made available on-demand Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20.
The 2022 Script in Hand Playreading Series is supported by Stephen Corman and the White Barn program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
To attend in-person performances, all audience members must present proof of vaccination + booster and wear a mask at all times while inside. Please review our full safety protocols here.
directed by Q. Smith