A Semi-Autobiographical Play
By Neil Simon
Directed by Ronnie Hart
Lighting Design by Timothy D. Turner
Produced by The Daytona Playhouse of Daytona, Florida
Performances on Oct. 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 8 p.m. // 22, 29 @ 2:00 p.m. at The Daytona Playhouse of Daytona Beach, Florida (click for map)
Jake’s Women is a Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play centering on the relationships of a talented but troubled author. It is comprised of a series of internal conversations between Jake and the women in his life, interspersed with the occasional "reality break" or side commentary to the audience. In moments of need, Jake calls each of the women, sometimes several at a time, to work with him through his flaws and follies.
Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. A revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter remembered as a child but now a young woman, his boisterous a bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Another classic Neil Simon comedy.
"Fantastically funny.... Jake's Women are a wonderful crowd." N.Y. Post.
"Full of funny lines." New Yorker.
"One of Simon's best." L.A. Times.
"Wit and wisecracks aplenty." UPI.
"Spending time with Jake's Women is a wholly justifiable diversion for the audience as well as the protagonist." N.Y. Daily News.
Jake played by Mike LaCroix
Maggie played by Alix Miller
Karen played by Anji Brazell
Molly (at 12) played by Violet Stoll
Molly (at 21) played by Dawn Stoll-Bicksler
Edith played by Melinda Tedeschi
Julie played by Rachael Cappella
Sheila played by Summer Sinclair
lighting Designer Biography
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 27 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Rita Marino & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. This is his 4th production at Daytona Playhouse and this show marks his 66th production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional.
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Production Company Information
The Daytona Playhouse
Since 1946, they have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theater tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theater management and production. CLICK HERE for information page.