Snow cancels rehearsals so R-rated comedy won’t start in Marysville until Jan. 24

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:33pm
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MARYSVILLE – “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City” runs Jan. 24-Feb. 2 at Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts.

Because some recent rehearsals were canceled due to inclement weather, the show is opening a week later than planned, and there will be six shows instead of nine.

This dark comedy explores the relationship between a 20-something aspiring female comic and a troubled, middle-aged divorced man who meet – and clash — in the hospital room shared by their dying mothers.

Karla (Bethany Roddy) scribbles inappropriate jokes in a notebook as her mother Marcie (Dawn Cornell) snores, tethered to the hospital bed by an IV and nose cannula. Middle-aged, disheveled Don (David Alan Morrison) is horrified by the indelicate nature of Karla’s jokes. His mother Geena (Debra Polano) is in much more serious condition than Marcie, and by the dissolution of his family thanks to his wife’s decision to leave him and his son’s penchant for stealing money from his bank account.

The play is rated R, and contains pervasive adult language, sexual situations, emotional abuse, and themes of dying and death.

Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and Sundays at 2 at 9315 State Ave, Suite J. Tickets are $20 for adults. Tickets are available online at; by phone 360-322-7402; or at the arts center Tuesday-Saturday from 2-6 p.m.

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