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Mount Vernon – Modern relationships have never been messier than for
Jake, a novelist who finds more success in his career than his life. The
award-winning Alcove Dinner Theater presents Neil Simon’s comedic
classic “Jake’s Women” .
This wildly comic and sometimes touching play features Jake’s flashbacks
about the women in his life – that are occasionally interrupted by the actual
women! Jake's women include a revered first wife, Julie, who died years
earlier in a tragic accident; his daughter, Molly, who is recalled as a child
but is now a young woman; his boisterous and bossy sister, Karen; an
opinionated analyst, Edith; his current wife, Maggie, who is contemplating
her future with, or possibly without, Jake; and the newest arrival, Sheila, a
woman who just may be part of Jake's future.
The cast features Bruce Jacklin as Jake; Megan Evans as Maggie; Kathy
Strum as Karen; Megan Campbell as young Molly; Karly Jacklin as older
Molly; Cate Blair-Wilhelm as Edith; Abigail Tayse as Julie; and Jennifer
Walters as Sheila.
Veteran actress and MTVarts board president Susan Moreland directs the
show. She notes that “Jake’s Women” is considered one of Mr. Simon’s
hidden gems and that the cast for this production is proving very talented
at juxtaposing moments of high comedy and high drama.
“The show is both moving and funny, and takes you on an evening of
emotions,” Moreland said. “I am really proud of this cast and how well
they navigate the moods and nuances of each character.”
Other members of the production team are set construction Joe Bell,
Lighting Designer Ian Ernsberger, and Sound Designer Rodney Cheek,
Costumes are Megan Evans, light and sound operator is Scott Swingle and
the stage manager is Kyle Boucher.
Show dates are April 5,6 and 19,20 and 26,27. Social hour is 6-6:30, Dinner
is 7:00 and the play begins immediately after dinner. The dinner menu has
expanded by adding Atlantic Salmon as an option. For complete menu
selections and pricing visit the website at alcoverestaurant.com