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12, 14, 15 (MATINEE), 2019

The return of a long-absent daughter to spend a holiday with her wealthy family disrupts their comfortable country-club existence. In the intervening years, absence and adversity have drawn them closer, but in so doing have increased their power to both nurture and wound each other.
“...a razor’s edge of affection and aggression.”

-New York Times

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Laurie Freed
Artistic Director and ODC Producer
Nancy Blum
(Polly Wyeth)
Susan Holliday
(Silda Grauman)

Meet The Cast

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David Dieudonne,"Trip”
David Dieudonne' [Trip] is excited to be performing at PMTC again, having last been seen as Duvid in last season's A SHAYNA MAIDEL. Other credits include: Franz Lafayette in APPROPRIATE [SSS], Brutus in JULIUS CAESAR, [CCPC] Tom Wingfield in THE GLASS MANAGERIE [SSS], and Arthur Roeder in RADIIUM GIRLS [RLT]. He would like to thank Julie and Laurie for this amazing opportunity.  All his love to his beautiful Didi. 


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Ted Culler, “Lyman”
Ted Culler [Lyman] is making his first appearance with Peace Mountain Theatre Company. Among other roles he has played in the DVM area are Martin in THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Sir Thomas More in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, Ray in BLACKBIRD and Joe in GOD'S FAVORITE.


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Susan Holliday, “Silda”
Susan Holliday [Silda] most recently appeared as Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST [SSS], where she also performed in HUMBLE BOY. Performance highlights include 1st Stage [THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, BY THE BOG OF CATS, THE SUICIDE]; Quotidian Theatre Company [MONDAY EVENING 1942, SEPTEMBER 11 WAS A TUESDAY]; Adventure Theatre as Clara in CLARA BARTON, THE COURAGE WITHIN; Capital Fringe; and Studio Theatre and Roundhouse Theatre understudying. Sue toured a one-woman show, ANNA SHULMAN: QUEEN OF H STREET, to area synagogues and schools for the D.C. Jewish Historical Society.


Emily Gilson,"Brooke”
Emily H. Gilson [Brooke] was recently seen in GAS/FOOD/LODGING at Kennedy Center Page to Stage, THE MOLLUSC at Quotidian THeatre Company, and IN THE NEXT ROOM or the VIBRATOR PLAY [Catherine Givings]. Other local highlights: THE TEMPEST [Ariel] at WSC Avant Bard; DOUBT at SeeNoSun Onstage, THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL, original cast, Source Festival. Film: SILENT SENTINEL. Training: SUNY Purchase; Studio Theatre Actig Conservatory; Shakespeare & Company [Lenox, MA]. www.emilygilsonactor.com


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Nancy Blum,"Polly”

Nancy Blum [ Polly] last appeared with Peace Mountain Theatre Company in A DELICATE BALANCE [Agnes]. Other recent performances include BLITHE SPIRIT [Mrs. Bradman], TANGLES [Gwendolyn] a musical by the New Theatre for Medicine, HUMBLE BOY [Mercy], THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST [Miss Prism] at Maryland Ensemble Theater, GOD DON' LIKE UGLY [Bessie] at Venus Theater and 'NIGHT MOTHER [Thelma] with Rockville Little Theatre. Nancy is a drama director at Springbrook High School and is Deputy Executive Director of Project Change.

Julie Janson, “Director”

Julie Janson [Director] is returning to Peace Mountain Theatre Company for her second show. She previously performed as Ann in ALL MY SONS for PMTC. She is a board member of Providence Players of Fairfax and producer of Providence Pop-Up Productions. She recently directed LEAVING IOWA, OLEANNA and AMADEUS. Many thanks to husband Chris for his constant support and to the entire team for a challenging and fulfilling experience.

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