Pre-Recorded Preview Performance of “The People Downstairs”
On March 12, 2020, audiences and artists joined together for the final preview performance of Natalie Symons’ poignant family comedy, “The People Downstairs.” Now, American Stage Members are invited to virtually step back into the theatre for this funny, heartwarming play that is still awaiting its world premiere opening. This very special recorded performance of the last production presented to a live audience will be made available to American Stage Members only. Patrons can still become Members by visiting americanstage.org/membership
21st Century Voices: New Play Festival – Mainstage Selection
In Buffalo, NY, aging funeral home custodian Miles lives with his middle-aged daughter Mabel, who spends her days writing letters to prison inmates. When a court-appointed guardian threatens to take away their home, Miles sets out to set Mabel up with Todd, an inept mortician. It is a father’s fierce determination not to accept his daughter’s fate that ignites an endearing human comedy about love, loss, loneliness and the healing power of laughter.
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours with one intermission
Age Recommendation: 12+.
Chris Crawford (Director)
Scott Cooper (Scenic Designer)
Chris Baldwin (Lighting Designer)
Catherine Cann (Costume Designer)
Rachel Harrison (Sound Designer)
Jim Sorensen* (Stage Manager)
Jerid Fox (Properties Master)