Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Square One Theatre's OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS

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Square One Theatre's final production of its 24th Anniversary Season is Olive and the Bitter Herbs by the Tony nominated playwright Charles Busch. Directed by Tom Holehan, Olive and the Bitter Herbs, opens Friday, May 16 and continues Fridays, Saturdays and Sundaysthrough Saturday, May 31 (2014) at Square One Theatre's home base, the Stratford Theatre located at 2422 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut.

Olive and the Bitter Herbs is a hilarious and wacky comedy about connecting to the people in our lives - those with us and those who have passed on. Set in New York City, Olive and the Bitter Herbs details the evolving relationships among the embittered Jewish actor Olive, her slightly demented caregiving friend Wendy, two bickering gay neighbors and the twice widowed Sylvan.

Olive is an elderly actress whose best days are behind her. Her minor fame rests on a decades-old series of sausage commercials that have lived on in the collective consciousness, much to her expressed irritation and secret pride, although she recently shot an episode of a police procedural, "Manhattan Coroner," that's about to appear. Olive's only source of entertainment is the guerrilla campaign she wages against her assorted neighbors and the co-op board running the apartment building where she lives.

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Square One Theatre's OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS
ichelle Duncan and Alice McMahon

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Square One Theatre's OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS
Alice McMahon

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Square One Theatre's OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS
Alice McMahon, Al Kulcsar

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Square One Theatre's OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS
Barry Hatrick and Jim Buffone

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