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A Bench in the Sun

Domino Theatre presents A Bench in the Sun by Ron Clark

by Ron Clark
directed by Sara Beck
Sept. 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23, 2:00 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

Harold and Burt live in a retirement home. They're long-time friends, but not much alike. Burt is a curmudgeon who spends most of his time in pajamas and bathrobe, while Harold is a snappy dresser and more of an optimist. They spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. And there's something in their past...

Judy Tetlow, Phil Perrin and Harold Potter

Left to right, Phil Perrin, Judy Tetlow and Harold Potter.

Then Adrienne, a once-famous actress, moves into the home. Harold and Burt both take an interest in her, and perhaps surprisingly she takes an interest in them—giving them something new to argue over.

But then they learn that the home where they live is about to sold to a developer and they will have to move. The three join forces to prevent this unwanted development.

"A Bench in the Sun may not be entirely perfect, but it's a charming and funny play that is a love letter to lifelong friendships and also a witty and warm depiction of the curveballs, consequences, joys and reality that life throws at you during your twilight years."

Talkin' Broadway

A Bench in the Sun premiered at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut in 1999.

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Ron Clark

Ron Clark

Born in Montreal, Ron Clark started writing songs and sketches while at McGill University. He then headed for New York City where he spent several years writing monologues for the likes of Jack Carter, Alan King, Henny Youngman and other stand-ups of the period.

His Broadway play credits include Norman Is That You?, Murder At The Howard Johnson's, No Hard Feelings and Wally's Café.

His film credits include High Anxiety and Silent Movie for Mel Brooks and Revenge of the Pink Panther for Peter Sellers. His television credits include The Jackie Gleason Show. The Danny Kaye Show. The Steve Allen Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Kraft Music Hall, The Tim Conway Comedy Hour and The Van Dyke Show.

We would like to acknowledge that this production takes place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We honour and give thanks to the land, its inhabitants and their enduring cultures.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through Kingston Grand Box Office, 613-530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay or Android Pay) on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.


Talkin' Broadway Review
Wikipedia: Ron Clark