THE NEW AND IMPROVED STAGES OF GRIEF
written by and starring Mary Carpenter
July 5-16, 2017
A hilarious ride on the roller coaster of grief. From condolence cards to funeral fashion and beyond, Mary guides you through the often perilous, always surprising and laugh-out-loud funny path from woe to wonder.
"MORE THAN JUST AN IRREVERANT LARK. SHE BALANCES HUMOR WITH REFLECTION, NEVER ALLOWING THE MATERIAL TO BECOME MAUDLIN, BUT NOT EXACTLY PULLING HER PUNCHES EITHER. SHE ALSO INCLUDES ... THE MOST MOVING HARRY POTTER REFERENCE I'VE EVER HEARD, ON STAGE OR OFFSTAGE. REALLY." -Wendy Rosenfield, Philadelphia Inquirer
FUNNY, PRECISE, WITTY, AND HONEST" -DCTheatreScene [READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW]
ABOUT MARY CARPENTER
Mary is thrilled to be back at Act II Playhouse. She is an actress, director, improviser, writer and teacher. Previously at Act II, Mary directed On the Road Again, Making Spirits Bright, Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk with You, and Oh What Fun. She has also worked with 1812 Productions, Montgomery Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Arden, and the Wilma. Acting credits include Suburban Love Songs, This is the Week That Is, Something Wonderful Right Away & Improvukkah (1812 Productions); Prisoner of Second Avenue & Rumors (Montgomery Theatre Company), and City of Nutterly Love (Second City/Philadelphia Theatre Company). Mary has been a performing and teaching member of ComedySportz, for 25 years where she also served as Artistic Director twice. She is a part of the improv ensembles Dangerous Fools, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, and Wisdom Teeth. She holds Theatre degrees from Northwestern University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
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