Red Maple

Friday, January 25, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019

World Premiere


By David Bunce
Directed by Margaret E. Hall

January 25 – February 17

Everyone wants to know, “What’s the matter with Robert?” Since becoming an empty-nester, the usually solid and dependable professor seems to be falling apart — just like the old red maple tree in the back yard. When friends get together for a cheer-him-up dinner, Robert announces he’s had an epiphany that will rock the world of the stalwart suburban gang around the table. Things get shaken and stirred as the cocktails and confessions flow, building to a hilarious crescendo when an unexpected guest shows up begging another question, “Guess who’s coming to dinner?” Written by Capital Region veteran actor-writer, David Bunce, this uproarious comedy, set in the suburbs of Albany, was the runaway hit of the 2016 NEXT ACT! New Play Summit.

David Bunce/ Playwright

Local actor and playwright, familiar to area audiences as a twenty-seven year veteran with the New York State Theatre Institute. Other play scripts include a musical adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story The Fall of the House of Usher, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the one-man show Dogs of War; Shakespeare’s Soldiers for the Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) and the plays Lunch and Where Are You Louise? Screenplays include Incisions, Learning to Fly and Gasoline and Lightning for Edgewood Studios. Writer and director of the short films The Smell of Existence and Soup’s On. Directing assignments have included the films All For The Birds; Pete Dubacher and the Berkshire Bird Paradise and Breakfast of Champions and stage productions of And Then There Were None for the New York State Theatre Institute, Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama in Lake George and Lord of the Flies, A Christmas Carol, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, Number the Stars and The Giver for TIS. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, the Dramatists Guild and the Society of American Fight Directors. Love to Patti.

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