Family Game Night: A Benefit Reading

Kathleen Turner heads this new dark ensemble comedy from local playwright Peter Kennedy about a family board game night that goes off the rails.

What starts out as a mildly irritating board game featuring glitter and Grim Reaper hand puppets suddenly turns darker as three generations of the Morton family struggle with articulating wildly different views about their individual end of life (and afterlife) choices. In poignant flash forwards, we begin to see the endgame of how those choices will eventually play out.

This one-night benefit reading of Family Game Night  for the Provincetown Theater Foundation will take place on Saturday, Oct 9th at 7pm in the main auditorium of Provincetown’s historic Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street.

Family Game Night was recently chosen to participate in the 2020 New Works Virtual Festival, a Broadway all-star fundraiser to benefit the Actors’ Fund.  Participating in the online reading were Tony nominees Carmen Cusack, Richard Kind, and Liz Larsen.

Family Game Night was also chosen as a 2020 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwriting Conference, Landing Theatre of Houston’s New American Voices Playwriting Festival, and Barrington Stage’s Burman New Play Award.  Additionally, it was selected as a finalist for Bloomington Playwrights Project’s 2020 Reva Shiner Comedy Award.

Among Kathleen Turner’s numerous accolades are Golden Globes for Romancing The Stone and Prizzi’s Honor, an Academy Award nomination for Peggy Sue Got Married, Tony Award nominations for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf,  a BAFTA nomination for Body Heat, and two Grammy Award nominations. Most recently, she starred opposite Michael Douglas on the final season of THE KOMINSKY METHOD on Netflix.  On Broadway, she has also starred in HighThe Graduate, and Indiscretions. Additional theater credits include Bakersfield Mist in the West End, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit Of Molly Ivins at numerous regional theaters, and both Mother Courage And Her Children and The Year Of Magical Thinking at Arena Stage. Also a best-selling author, Kathleen wrote the books Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts On My Life, Loveand Leading Roles and Kathleen Turner On Acting.

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