The Luckiest People
March 28 – April 29, 2018 | Goldman Theater
What is our responsibility to our parents?
by Meridith Friedman
Following his mother’s funeral, Richard’s elderly father Oscar asks to move in. Happily settled with his partner, Richard is less than thrilled at the prospect of living with his difficult father. Accusations fly and defenses are drawn, spiraling father and son into a heated game of finger pointing with unintended consequences. The Luckiest People touchingly explores how we navigate the Sahara of Middle Age–those middle decades sandwiched squarely between obligations to parents, children, and spouses.
This play is the first in a series of three plays by Meridith Friedman commissioned by Curious Theatre Company to explore the middle years of life when competing priorities from children, spouses, and parents create challenges and self-examination