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The Treasurer at Lyric Stage Company




Lyric Stage Company

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Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience.

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FABULATION Postponed At The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston
March 23, 2020

In light of the current situation, the Lyric Stage and the Front Porch Arts Collective have decided to postpone our production of Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine until the fall, replacing our previously announced production of The Light.

BWW Review: THE TREASURER at Lyric Stage Company of Boston
March 01, 2020

For playwright Max Posner, sitting down to write The Treasurer must have been a feat of de-centering oneself. The narrative takes a dusky, balmy look back at the relationship between his father and his grandmother, a wealthy, New York socialite who lived with dementia in her old age. While the story is, in a way, indirectly autobiographical, it offers few mentions of the playwright himself, uplifting the perspective of the protagonist, his father. In shouldering the role, Ken Cheeseman seems to push Posner's language further into the periphery. His ambulatory addresses to the audience and stoic musings seem to be conceived of in real time, not memorized from a written source. However, Lyric Stage Company's production of The Treasurer is not the standard a?oeI hate my fathera?? solo performance you are likely to see at any undergraduate institution's annual student festival. In fact, though the text is dominated by Cheeseman's character, the production is upheld just as much by him as it is by Cheryl McMahon in the role of Ida, his mother.

The Lyric Stage Announces The Final Play Of It's 2019-20 Season
May 13, 2019

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the final play  in its 45th Season: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

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