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Do Not Go Gentle Last Modified: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Do Not Go Gentle
by Susan Zeder
Directed by Bill Schuler
February 2001

Synopsis

From the Dramatic Publishing Company:

Lillian Boedecker Barron is eighty-four years old, vibrant, funny, wise and recently deceased! During her lifetime Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a Colonel in the Air Force, as he moved his family from base to base all over the world. After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts are somehow mended. Windsor and Kelly come from overseas to settle Lillian's affairs and are aghast to discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings. Piecing together moments of time and fragments of feeling, Windsor and Kelly make astonishing discoveries about themselves and each other, as they unravel the secrets of the paintings. They also discover a special relationship between Lillian and a young neighborhood child, a life-affirming friendship that transcends the boundaries of time, space and generations. This powerful, poignant play explores the wonder of words and the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been a grandparent, parent or child.

Published by Dramatic Publishing.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage agains the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
and learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight,
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fiere tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas - 1951


Reality is in the eye of the beholder.

Marian Crowder as Lillian Barron Linda Rickel as Joanna Andrew Ross as Windsor

Amyjo Powell as Kelly
OUR CAST
Role Actor
Lillian Barron: Marian Crowder
Joanna: Linda Rickel
Windsor: Andrew Ross
Kelly: Amyjo Powell
Mildred Flumac: Laura King
Nobody: Tristan Jordan
Our Crew
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Bill Schuler
Asst. Dir./Stage Manager: Robert L. Simpson
Set Design: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Jim Cunningham,
Ray Johnson,
Robert Carpenter,
Chris Biagini,
Dave Campbell,
Donna and David Draper,
Tom and Kristi Clark,
Bill Schuler, and
Jan McKillip
Lighting Director: Walter Dodson
Sound: Jan McKillip and
Ray Johnson
Props and Wardrobe: Liz Heitzman and
Ray Johnson
Publicity: Bill Schuler
Box Office: Margaret Forsyth
Program Printing: Five Star Printing
Program Design: Lisa Wood,
Jan McKillip,
Dave McKillip, and
Bill Schuler
Mannequins: Will Parker
Digital Camera Use: Triple D Realty Hot Springs Village
Webmaster: Tom Clark and
John Lukas
Laura King as Mildred Flumac Tristan Jordan as Nobody

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