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Stuff

Stuff
Comedy - 3m, 1w - single set

synopsis

Born into a gilded world of opulence and breeding, the Collyer Brothers have it all. What they don't realize is that their coddled world of privilege has left them completely unable to cope with the realities of the Twentieth Century. With great humor, insight and pathos, Stuff charts the comically twisted decline of New York's most notorious hermits, from the height of their fortune in 1929 to their garbage laden deaths two decades later. With only each other to consol, support, love and loath, the Brothers Collyer shut themselves away from the disappointments of the ever changing world outside, only to find their greatest horrors lie within the walls of their own home.

characters

  • Langley Collyer - ages 44 to 61, an inventor and pianist
  • Homer Collyer - ages 48 to 65, a real estate lawyer
  • Susie Gage Frost Collyer - 70's, their mother
  • Thomas Bevins/Charlie Smith - African American, a clerk/a thief

production
history

  • Caldwell Theatre Company, Boca Raton, FL - July 6 - 31, 2011
    (dir. Clive Cholerton)

reviews

"A winner."
- Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Pulse

"Marvelous."
- Roger Martin, Miami Artzine

"Absorbing."
- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

"Who would have thought that a legendary story torn from real life headlines about two eccentric brothers could be so much fun and have such a message about caring and devotion."
- Ron Levitt, Florida Media News

"One of McKeever's best."
- Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Pulse

awards/
honors

2011 Carbonell Award - Best New Work
2011 Silver Palm Award - Outstanding New Work
2011 Miami Herald Top Theatrical Highlights
2011 Florida Theater Onstage - Best of 2010/2011 Season
2011 Tony's Top Ten (South Florida Theatre)
 
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