By KAIT KERRIGAN and BRIAN LOWDERMILK
Based on an Idea by ZACH ALTMAN and BRIAN LOWDERMILK
Directed by Charles Jabour
Music Direction by Jeremy Pletter
Stage Management by Emily Howley
Co-presented with Somerville Arts for Youth
APR 30 @ 7PM
MAY 1 @ 2PM
MAY 1 @ 7PM
This production contains strong language, sexual content, and themes of death and grief. It is recommended for audiences high school aged and up.
This production is made possible by the generous support of Somerville Arts for Youth.
THE MAD ONES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals (concordtheatricals.com)
Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...
18-year-old Samantha Brown sits in a hand-me-down car with the keys clutched in her hand. Caught between a yearning for the unknown and feeling bound by expectation, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. As she relives her senior year, we meet Sam’s well-intentioned helicopter mother Bev and her high school sweetheart of a boyfriend Adam, but it’s her painfully alive best friend Kelly that haunts her. Kelly was everything Sam is not – impetuous and daring. She pushed Sam to break rules and do the unexpected. When Kelly is killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision: Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?