November 16 – December 10, 2017
“A funny and heartwarming story of a father-son reconciliation.”
George and his father, Ernie, haven’t spoken for years, but suddenly George is asked to help Ernie cope with the aftermath of a stroke. Ernie struggles to regain language and memory, as George tries to overcome his long-hurt feelings, caring for a stranger he once called Dad. Each man must make sense of the past while facing an uncertain, newly-entwined future – a moving parable of prodigal fathers and sons.
Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be about two hours including the intermission.
“It’s a performance of such subtlety that I didn’t realize how glorious it was until the curtain call.” – Dave Begel on Theater
“…Pickering and Parker ensure their thaw feels true. It’s beautifully played – and reason aplenty to see this warm show.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Pickering manages profound dignity in his portrayal of someone who has lost a great deal of his identity.” – Shepherd Express
“…THE SECRET MASK is much more holiday yule log than fruitcake. It’s powerful, it’s funny, and it’s definitely worth seeing.” – TotalTheater.com
“The bottom line, good theater is good theater, whatever the season … These are the kind of fine performances that stick with you … that’s one of the best gifts you could receive this season.” – Broadway World Milwaukee
Edward Morgan, Director
James Pickering as Ernie
Tami Workentin as Mae
Drew Parker as George