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These laughs won’t get old

Habersham Community Theater play a comedy about aging

POSTED: April 12, 2012 12:30 a.m.
/For Get Out

Jack Molnar, right, as Cooper, and Steve Grizzard, left, as Aylott, play two friends who have entered a rest home rather than be a burden to their families. The two cope with their mental and physical failings with humor that is both outrageous and delightful.

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Habersham Community Theater presents “A Month of Sundays,” a comedy about the challenges of getting older.

It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 13-14, 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 15 in the historic Habersham Theater at 1370 Washington St., just off the square in Clarkesville.

The play was written in the late 1980s by Bob Larbey, writer of several successful BBC programs.

“A Month of Sundays” opened on Broadway starring veteran actor Jason Robards as Cooper, a man who decides he’d rather go into a rest home than be a burden to his daughter, Julia, and her husband, Peter.

Cooper, although his body is failing, has a sharp, witty sense of humor. He develops a close relationship with another resident, Aylott, who is healthy but shows signs of memory loss. Cooper also forms caring relationships with the staff, particularly his nurse, Nurse Wilson, and the cleaning lady, Mrs. Baker.

“The play spoke to me the first time I read it because of a personal situation,” director Millie Adcox said. “My sister, who had a wonderful career as a musical comedy actress on Broadway for many years, was diagnosed with the onset of short-term memory loss about 10 years ago.

“A Month of Sundays” cast members include Jack Molnar as Cooper; Steve Grizzard as Aylott; Courtney Scofield as Julia; Matt McClurg as Peter; Carrie Elrod as Nurse Wilson; and Sharlene Kaye as Mrs. Baker.

“I am very grateful to Millie for casting me as Cooper,” said Molnar. “What a wonderful role, and what a jewel of a play.” It’s funny and poignant, sad and uplifting, all at the same time, and the cast is terrific. As I close in on my sunset years, I hope I do so with the grace, wit and love shown by my character in this play.”


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