After the verb to love, to help is the sweetest on the tongue.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, July 28th at 8pm
Two for the Seesaw will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required
About the Play
Written by William Gibson
Directed by Andrea Humez
Two for the Seesaw is a comic drama about two people who struggle to connect and trust each other, but find that it is easier to take care of someone else than to accept their help. When a lawyer from Nebraska and a dancer from he Bronx fall in love, each has much to teach the other — but can they move beyond their pasts to create a future together?
The Playwright: William Gibson (1914-2008) is best known for his play The Miracle Worker, winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. Born in the Bronx, he attended City College, and published numerous plays and novels. Golda's Balcony, an adaptation of his earlier, larger-scale play about the life of Golda Meir, became the longest running one-woman play in Broadway history in 2005.
The Director: Andrea Humez has previously directed Arms and the Man, The Rimers of Eldritch, and two 10-minute plays for Theatre@First. Other directing credits include Arcadia, Hapgood, The Lion in Winter and Spike Heels with The Occasional Players. Andrea has been seen on stage with Theatre@First as Oscar in A Language of Their Own and as Margaret Fuller in The Margaret Ghost. She is still searching for the one true play with many good roles for women — recommendations welcome!
Bare Bones: Staged Readings at Theatre@First offers directors, casts and audiences the chance to explore a wide variety of plays in a spare, intense setting.