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Fuddy Meers by David Lindsey-Abaire – PTD Productions

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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PTD Productions Present

Fuddy Meers by David Lindsey-Abaire
Directed by Gary Lehman

A sinister and zany comedic romp with a dark domestic drama at its heart, Fuddy Meers illustrates a world in which nothing is as it seems, hardly anyone can be understood, and trusting the wrong person can get you locked in the basement with a foul-mouthed sock puppet, hit over the head with a frying pan, or hauled over the Canadian border. This is especially challenging if you are a sunny amnesiac like Claire, who must contend with kidnapping, family reunion, and intrusive carnival music playing in her head, all before she can figure out whether she prefers juice or coffee. When Claire is stolen from her bedroom by a limping, lisping man in a mask and a manacle, who claims to be her brother, a chase ensues, led by her husband, Richard, and son, Kenny. The destination is Claire’s childhood home, where her mother, Gertie, is aching to reveal the secrets of her past — if only Claire could understand Gertie’s stroke-afflicted speech patterns and cryptic funhouse mirror photographs! Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a play about pain, identity, miscommunication, and, ultimately, the courageous confrontation of a traumatic past. And sock puppets… don’t forget the sock puppets.



Sam Spaulding as Richard
Kara Williams as Claire
Chandler Gimson as Kenny
Jerry Doty as Limping Man
Laura Bird as Gertie
Jacob Williams-Justin as Millet
Maddie Esselink as Heidi



August 15-18 & 21-24, 2024
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sunday and Wednesday at 2 pm


August 16
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Riverside Arts Center
76 North Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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