To Gillian on her 37th Birthday

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Fri Aug 23, 8:00pm
Sat Aug 24, 8:00pm
Sun Aug 25, 2:00pm
Fri Aug 30, 8:00pm
Sat Aug 31, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 01, 2:00pm
Fri Sep 06, 8:00pm
Sat Sep 07, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 08, 2:00pm
Fri Sep 13, 8:00pm
Sat Sep 14, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 15, 2:00pm

Produced by LJ Noel and Directed by Rolland Petrello, Michael Brady’s “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday” will begin performances at The Elite Theatre Company on August 16, 2019. Showing that Guilt can stop you in your tracks as surely as the Grim Reaper can put you underground, “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday” tells us the story of David, who loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. Unable to move on, David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present. During a family reunion to celebrate Gillian’s upcoming birthday Esther and Paul, David’s sister and brother-in-law, come for a visit to try to help their niece Rachel move on from her mother’s death. It is clear that David also needs to move on for the sake of his daughter and his own sanity. It is also obvious that Rachel needs her father to snap back into the real world and help her deal with her new path of growing up without the guidance of her head-strong mother. Bringing along a friend from the past, David is lead to face some honest truths about his much loved deceased wife, and what an unexpected future without her might hold.
Winner of the Oppenheimer Award for best play of 1983, it is still a show with a timely message – “the tenuous ties that connect husbands and wives and parents and children … if TO GILLIAN is a play that sends a ghost flying out of [the] heavens, its appeal derives from its author’s keen sensitivity to life down here on earth.” —Frank Rich, The New York Times
Performances are August 16 through September 15, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $17 for Seniors, Students and Military.
Group discounts available (10 or more) by calling the box office. The show is open to ages middle school and above.
Elite Theatre Company is located at 2731 Victoria Avenue in Oxnard. For tickets and more information, visit www.elitetheatre.org or call the Box Office at (805) 483-5118.