Who knew getting old could be this much fun?
Trip Plymale as L. Ray Flowers, Patricia L. Cucco as Clara Cochran, Bo Thorp as Lil Olive and Mike Craver as Eli Greyson doing 'The Rap'
A new musical play about changing the world
Lunch at the Piccadilly
Based on the novel by Clyde Edgerton
Book by Clyde Edgerton
Music and lyrics by Mike Craver
Additional lyrics and music by Clyde Edgerton
Directed & Developed by Steve Umberger
Musical Direction & Choreography by Amy Jones
Developed by Playworks, with productions at Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Festival Stage, Parkway Playhouse, and York Theatre Company (concert)
Clyde Edgerton's best selling novel is now a musical
with songs by former Red Clay Rambler Mike Craver.
Baby boomers, unite! If you're still sittin',
it's high time to stand up and boogie!
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever see a musical about assisted living. It's fun and real and sensitively presented. We often forget to look at our older loved ones as the heroes they really are. Well done!"
Andi Reese - musician, songwriter, performer, gerontologist, and Medicare counselor
"You've got to see it to believe it. At the very moment Edgerton confronts despair and loneliness, those very issues turn out to be ripe material for satire."
"Among the delights here are the smart dialogue, the pointed satire of the nursing home industry, and, most of all, the chorus of idiosyncractic, opinionated characters who've got more life left in them than anyone quite expects."
The New York Times (of the novel on which the musical is based)
LUNCH AT THE PICCADILLY IS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING SPRING 2015
WATCH VIDEO EXCERPTS OF THE SHOW IN THE GALLERY
AND WATCH FOR THE UPCOMING WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE AND SYMPOSIUM IN CHARLOTTE
Please check back in September for more details.
Photography: Bobby Moody, Norris Greenlee