Duck @ Highwood Theatre, October 2017

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Highwood Theatre
Silver Spring, MD
October 12, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Duck has reached the end of his rope and only communicates by quacking.  After a career in the CIA, which has led to a downward emotional spiral, he finds himself on a park bench, which happens to be the home of his older brother Crumb, who was also once a CIA operative and Duck‘s colleague.  Crumb lost faith in the system, leaving his younger brother to kill for reasons of state while he, Crumb, dropped out of society.  The play is an exploration of Duck’s path, from faithfully patriotic to psychically distressed and unmoored.

This is a dark comedy exploring who, exactly, lurks behind America's faceless "security apparatus," and the toll it takes on their personal lives.  Duck questions not only America's foreign policy, but also the individuals who implement it.

Cast 

Duck: Shaquille Stewart
Crumb: James Nelson
Abbie/Dr. Susan Friedman (Duck’s Mother)/Tess: Jasmine Jones
Frates/Priest/Dr. Marvin Friedman (Duck’s Father): Craig Houk
Dr. Weigert/Dutch Doctor of Euthanasia/Commanding Officer: Amanda Spellman

 

 

Crew 

Director: Clare Shaffer
Assistant Director: Nerissa Hart
Lighting Designer: E-Hui Woo
Sound Designer: Drew Moberley
Stage Manager: Rebecca Talisman