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Terms Of Endearment, the exquisite drama by Dan Gordon
based upon the book by Larry McMurtry
screenplay by James L. Brooks

Audience Response to TERMS OF ENDEARMENT:

“The kids and I enjoyed the show yesterday. Thank you for making it happen” – Brian E., Ghent NY.

 

Great show. Emotions were very strong, especially the in last scene”   Dan M., Hudson NY. 

 

Creating the 3 playing areas across the stage & side area, combined with the lighting worked very well – Dave P., Copake NY.

 

“The show was wonderful, I am so glad I came” – Rachel W., Chatham NY.

 

“This is the last weekend that you can see the play “Terms of Endearment” at our Grange. I was at the play last weekend and it was fantastic.  The actors were superb, the lighting was professional and the flow of the play was smooth” – Bob C – Copake Falls NY. 

“In The Two of Us/Roving Actors’ Repertory Ensemble production of Terms of Endearment, we watch the relationship of Aurora, expertly portrayed by Constance Lopez, and her daughter, Emma, ably played by Karissa Payson, challenged, tested, and triumph over the course of 23 years.” 

“Constance Lopez (as Aurora) is a standout in this production. Lopez entered at the top of the show with gusto and kept that energy and valiant characterization alive throughout the entire show.”

“Karissa Payson as Emma provided a strong yin to Aurora’s yang, adding a softer, even quiet, balance to the production.”

“As “The Astronaut”/Garrett Breedlove, Matthew Leinung provides a breath of fresher and lighter air to the generally heavy story. His comedic timing, natural charm, and wonderful chemistry with Lopez provides a strong backbone to this production.”

“ .. notable performance is that of Nicole Molinski who takes on the three roles of Patsy (Emma’s best friend), Doris (a love interest for Garrett), and the Nurse (who is on the receiving end of “Give my daughter the shot!”). Bravo to Molinski, who effectively developed three very distinct characters.”

“Zachary Nayer takes on the tough role of Flap Horton  ... Nayer’s gentler portrayal of the gruff Flap make the character’s realization of just how much his ailing wife means to him feel more inevitable than dramatic. But the audience will respond to the character arc, in part due to Nayer’s own personal appeal.”

“ … Brian Yorck, a veteran of The Two of Us Productions, taking on dual roles as Rudyard and Dr. Maise. Yorck is effective in both roles, but we see his talents shine brightest as Dr. Maise, if only based upon stage time. He skillfully presented the opinionated, if easily persuaded, doctor with a big heart.”

In movies, it is easy to go from shot to shot or scene to scene, but this does not always play well on stage. It can make a production seem choppy, or the short scenes can interrupt the pacing or “flow” of the show. Kudos to director Stephen Sanborn for taking on this challenge with expertise and skill. Scenes changes were seamless and the play moved forward with ease.

This production is a wonderful example of the human condition as the lives and relationships of Aurora, Emma, and those around them were portrayed with sincerity and heart clearly guided by the vision of an insightful director – Teresa Gasparini – Hudson Valley Ovation 

Check out our Review from Berkshire Bright Focus by Peter Bergman

Check out our Review from Hudson Valley Ovation by Teresa Gasparini

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“… an exquisite drama comes to Copake

            with The Two Of Us Productions! ”

 

COPAKE, NY --The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, is pleased to present TERMS OF ENDEARMENT by Dan Gordon, February 15th through 24th, 2019 at The Theater at The Grange in Copake NY.    

Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaption of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT from the Oscar-winning screenplay by James L. Brooks and Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry.  Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle with her troubled marriage.  But when they need one another most, will they be able to find the courage in each other?  This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

Set in the recent past, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT features six strong & award-winning local stage favorites.  Emma & Aurora Greenway are played by Karissa Payson and Constance Lopez.  The role of Emma’s husband Flap Horton is played by Zachary Nayer.  Aurora’s romantic interest, astronaut Garrett Breedlove is played by Matthew Leinung.  Dr. Maise is played by Brian Yorck.  Emma’s lifelong friend Patsy is played by Nicole Molinski.  Both Brian and Nicole are also challenged to play some additional key roles throughout the show. 

The Two Of Us Productions is well known throughout the Hudson Valley for presenting quality theater, both musicals and dramas.  Their recent productions of Young Frankenstein, Chicago, Les Miserables, next to normal, Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar were all recognized by the Theatre Association of NYS with multiple awards, including outstanding work by the company & outstanding performance by the orchestra. 

The Two Of Us Productions is an affiliate of RARE (Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble), a 501(c3) corporation registered in the State of New York.
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