Touched




Touch(ed)

August 3 – 14

by Bess Wohl
directed by Trip Cullman

Kay loves her older sister Emma.  Or is it Christina?  Christine?  Matilda?  After spending eight years institutionalized and medicated, Emma has changed more than just her name.  Determined to get back the brilliant sister she remembers, Kay rents a cabin in the woods and she and her boyfriend Billy hide the sharp objects, from butcher knife to cheese grater.  Perhaps quality time with loved ones, some home-cooked meals and games of Scrabble will succeed in restoring Emma to health where her psychiatrists have failed.  In its East Coast Premiere, Bess Wohl’s lively, tender comedy explores the scope, limits, and sometimes dangerous side effects of familial love.

 

 

Cast

Michael Chernus
Lisa Joyce
Merritt Wever

Press and Media
"...a startling and moving performance by Merritt Wever."
WBRK Radio - Ron Lee

"...at once gentle and dramatically powerful..."
Berkshire Eagle - Jeff Borak

"...engaging, absorbing, and affecting..."
Berkshire Review - Michael Miller

"Wohl balances comedy with drama perfectly..."
Did You Weekend? - Barbara Stroup