Comedy: They couldn’t have been more different. She was the most popular girl at Darwin High; he was on the math team. He knew her, but she had no idea who he was. Now, 37 years and several relationships later, Bernadette needs a roommate – preferably a female – and Phil, an actuary with marital problems of his own, needs a place to stay. Two very different people in similar situations trying to figure out how to move forward.
Cast: 2M/2F (while there are 4 characters, The Numbers Game was written for 2 actors)
First production: Theatre Orangeville, September 2013
A theatre friend mentioned one day that there “isn’t much out there for fifty-something actors”, and thought out loud how nice it would be to have a show about a man and woman who weren’t married. I thought about that. I thought about what might interest an audience about two very different fifty-something people who find themselves in similar predicaments. What are they afraid of? What makes them happy? Who do they turn to? Where do they go from here? In The Numbers Game, we get to live through this transition with Bernie and Phil – two very different people who come up with with surprising answers to these questions.
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