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Burbage Theatre Co | 59 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket RI 02860 | (401) 484-0355 | info@burbagetheatre.org

©2019 by Burbage Theatre Company

April 20 - May 13

EVENT DATES:

 

Friday 8pm

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

Saturday 8pm

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Preview

Sunday 2pm

PRESS Preview

 

Friday 8pm

OPENING NIGHT

Saturday 8pm

Sunday 2pm

Friday 8pm

Saturday 8pm

Sunday 2pm

Friday 8pm

Saturday 8pm

Sunday 2pm

 

TICKETS
(PREVIEW PERFORMANCES $15)
GENERAL ADMISSION $25
STUDENTS $15

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ABOUT THINNER THAN WATER

“...Engaging...intelligently wrought...Shrewdly sidestepping the bog of exposition and instead allowing the audience to connect the dots of her characters' collective history, Ms. Ross opens midargument...the writing is pithy yet sensitive...In her debut production, Ms. Ross shows a deft balance of generosity and toughness toward her characters, tempering the raw moments with humor.” –New York Times

When their father falls ill, three estranged half-siblings reunite. As the world around them crumbles, they argue with each other and with everyone around them in a desperate struggle to do the right thing and mend their rapidly deteriorating lives. "Thinner than Water" is a blood-raw, wicked comedy-drama about fighting through the thick and thin of family.

"...beautifully written, funny, and very entertaining...The neurotic yet sympathetic characters are all believable.”      -The New Yorker

“...throbs with the messiness of life. All of the characters, even the minor ones, feel vividly real, while the dialogue is acidly funny...surprisingly cathartic.” –New York Post

 

“What makes THINNER THAN WATER so compelling is the unflagging accuracy of the many confrontations that make up its story...to her great credit Ross first makes you think she is going to reconcile all these lives, cable-drama style, only to throw us a loop. Whether it's a sunny interval or just a continuation of the downpour of life remains an open question.” – Chicago Tribune

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

THINNER THAN WATER

by Melissa Ross, directed by Allison Crews

 

CAST

Renee, Rae Mancini 
Gary, Dillon Medina
Cassie, Alison Russo
Gwen, Clare Blackmer
Mark, Jim O'Brien*
Benjy, James Lucey
Angela, Gabrielle McCauley
Henry, Andrew Iacovelli

PRODUCTION CREW

Stage Management, Morgan Clark

Lighting Design, Jessica Winward

Production Design, Andrew Iacovelli

Technical Director, Trevor Elliot

Production Assistant, Liz Hallenbeck

Sound Design/Original Music, Marcel McVay

*denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Photos

All photos by James Lastowski

 

Press/Reviews

Providence Journal - Here's evidence blood can be 'Thinner Than Water'

April 22, 2018

The expression “blood is thicker than water” means family ties must always be honored, but the play, “Thinner Than Water,” turns that concept on its ear in a way that can be appreciated by just about anyone.

Warwick Beacon - Poignant family drama at Burbage

May 4, 2018

Playing on the old adage that “blood is thicker than water,” writer Melissa Ross explores a broken family where events of the past have left three siblings in emotional crises, where they question that, in their situation, “blood is thinner than water.”