So Long On Lonely Street

Stage Play

Written by Sandra Deer
Directed by Frank Blocker
Presented by CenterStage North

May 1995
(11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, & 20th)

A few miles outside a small Southern town, Raymond Brown (Troy Halverson) has returned to his family home for a funeral, estate settlement, and reproachmént with his twin sister Ruth. He had left town for a career in New York while she stayed a small-town girl, but both struggle to deal with their incestuous past and the secrets kept by a their (up-) tight family circle.

Through heated arguments, tender soul-searching moments, even a bit of romantic song and two-step on their front porch, the siblins end up living happily ever after, together, in love, in their childhood home on Honeysuckle Hill.

Troy Halverson - Raymond Brown
Hellen Ingabritsen - Ruth Brown
Chan Ta Marie Rivers - Anna Bell Lee
Tony Brown - King Vaughnum III
Rochelle Burdine - Clairice Vaughnun
Tim Peek - Bobby Stack

Click to read the program

From first read-through to closing night and striking the set, the show took seven weeks. Here's my bio from the program:

Troy is a veteran of Georgia Tech's DramaTech theatre and an "in-town bigot." Mr. Blocker somehow convinced him to venture out, far from his midtown home, to the scary outback of non-urban life "outside the perimeter." Favorite prior roles include Leon in Voice of the Prairie, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Scrooge in Pickwick Christmas Carol, Matamore in The Illusion, and Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha. Thanks to Frank, he has genuinely enjoyed it here, in spite of himself.

A note from the director,

And the night shall be filled with music
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents,
And silently steal away.
                                    - H.W. Longfellow