by Cassie Seinuk
directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Sunday, June 3 at 7pm (RSVP Online)
Tickets are free. Reservations recommended.
West, a 27 year old RISD graduate, has just spent the past seven years of his life working as a customer service rep at an online banking company – that is until a collapse at work and subsequent diagnosis puts an expiration date on West’s life. His doctor lays it out on the table for him; he is dying, his brain tumor is inoperable and he only has a few months to live. She then encourages him to stay with family and do the things he’s always wanted to do. Shocked by the news, West quits his job and moves back to semi-rural Amherst, Massachusetts, back to his overbearing yet nurturing Mother’s home, where he sets out to build the tree house of his dreams before his time runs out.
Dream House explores regret, language, and legacy in this comic tragedy where an epic tree house is built onstage and a family must face mortality, missed opportunities, and unfulfilled expectations.