Social Security

By Clara Dunhan

Social Security was written by one of Hollywood’s top comedy screenwriters, Andrew Bergman. He wrote the original screenplay that served as the basis for Mel Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles and was among the co-writers who adapted it into its final state. He also wrote or co-wrote the cult classics The In-Laws, Fletch, Soapdish, So Fine, The Freshman, Honeymoon in Vegas, and It Could Happen to You.

SMA Playreaders
Social Security
By Andrew Bergman
Wed and Thu, Apr 2 and 3, 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Parish Hall
Cardo 6
20 pesos

It takes place in the apartment of a couple of trendy Manhattan art gallery owners. Their life is upended when their goody-goody nerd of a housewife sister deposits their eccentric mother on their doorstep while she and her accountant husband go to Buffalo to rescue their college student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. Mom hits it off with an elderly minimalist artist who brightens her life in ways no one ever expected.

Jill and Michael Gottlieb play the art dealers, Marthe Fraser and Jim Wright the in-laws, Lois Read is the mother and Henry Vermillion is of course the painter. Gerry Evans will handle lights and sound and Clara Dunham directs.

The play will be performed at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Calzada del Cardo 6. Doors open at 7pm and the performances start at 7:30pm. Entrance is 20 pesos.


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