Clayton Community Theatre presents Ordinary People, by Nancy Gilsenan adapter from a novel by Judith Guest, directed by Jessica Johns Kelly.
Audiences may be familiar with the novel produced later as a four-time Oscar-winning movie in 1980 by actor-director Robert Redford. The novel and screenplay were adapted to a stage production by playwright Nancy Gilsenan.
Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What's left of young Conrad's family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all "ordinary people" and each is fighting a hard battle. This play goes to the essence of a young man, his friends, and family, their relationships and survival.
Performances: March 23 - April 2, 2023 (Thursdays-Sundays) at Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Rd, Clayton MO 63117; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00.
Tickets: $15 - $25 (discounts for season tickets, group sales, seniors, and students)
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.