Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues), playing at Actors’ Playhouse through August 17, takes audiences back to the aches, pains, and joys of getting older from ever-increasing trips to the doctor’s office, to the horrifying moment when one qualifies for a senior discount. The musical revue is the follow-up to Mid-Life! The Crisis musical.
Artistic Director David Arisco secured the original cast of Actors’ Playhouse’s 2008 production of Mid-Life! The Crisis. Maribeth Graham, who received her first Carbonell nomination with Actors’ Playhouse in Kendall with her performance in Angry Housewives, returns to the Miracle Theatre where her own original musical See Jane Run! made its premiere in 2011.
Last seen in 1776, Carbonell winner and Broadway actor Barry J. Tarallo returns to Actors’ Playhouse, along with AP veteran Margot Moreland who has won multiple Carbonell awards with the company in shows like TomFoolery, Annie and Heartbeats.
Carbonell nominee Wayne Steadman, another Actors’ Playhouse favorite, was last seen here in Thumbs as the bumbling deputy Wilton Dekes. Carbonell winner Lourelene Snedeker who was last seen in Other Desert Cities which won the Miami New Times 2013 award for Best Play in Miami. Allan Baker, last seen onstage in Becky’s New Car, rounds out the reunited cast of Mid-Life 2!
The award-winning creative team for Mid-Life 2! includes Gene Seyffer (Scenic Design), Ellis Tillman (Costume Design), Mitch Furman (Sound Design), Luke Klingberg (Lighting Design) and Carl Waisanen (Stage Management).
Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues) performances are held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $40, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $48.
The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.