|The Eclectic Company Theatre is proud to present
The World Premiere of
The Gambler's Daughter
January 4th - February 10th, 2013
Friday and Saturdays at 8pm - Sundays at 7pm
Tickets $18 Students $15
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Pay What You Can on Sundays January 13 and February 3
written by Paul North
directed by Brian E. Smith
produced by Brian E. Smith and Shawn Abramowitz
C. Ashleigh Caldwell , Tyler Derench,
John Dickey , JR Mangels,
Laura Michl , Edmund Wyson
Set Design - Brian Cole
Lighting Design - John Dickey
Stage Manager - Joshua Silva
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|'The Gambler's Daughter' of the title is Mary. She's coming home to see her dad
for the first time in seven years. She's an actuary. That's someone who computes based on statistical data. She's good with numbers and is well paid for it.
Lloyd's her dad. He's also someone who's good at numbers and is well paid for it. He plays card games at casinos. His house is in Beatty, Nevada, just a couple hours from Vegas.
Mary will have a surprise for Lloyd. She'll be presenting Jack, her prospective fiance.
Lloyd will have a couple surprises of his own. In addition to living with Mary's grandfather, Samuel, Lloyd also resides with a domestic companion, good-time girl Elaine, and a teen on the cusp of manhood who just may or may not be Lloyd's son, Willy. Willy, as it turns out, is remarkably good with numbers, too, if that's any indication.
Mary's been writing to Lloyd regularly, but he's read none of her letters. In Jack, she's found a man who is in a number of respects rather like her dear old dad. That means he's probably not good husband material, love him though Mary may.
Mary's a grown woman, but she needs her father as never before. Can Lloyd possibly rise to the occasion? Lloyd has some emotional needs of his own that need to be tended. Will he still be able to forge a human connection to the gambler's daughter?
|Brian E. Smith directs. A graduate of Arizona State University, his previous
directorial credits include 'Touchstone, U.S.A.' and 'Magellan's Children.' He is also
an actor, and appeared at The Eclectic Company Theatre in 'The Ballad of Bertha and
Clyde and 'Win, Lose or Dust.'
Paul North is the playwright. Two of his previous plays have been published by Original Works Publishing, 'The House Where Nobody Lives' and 'Touchstone, U.S.A.' He also has written for TV and film, and has performed stand-up comedy.