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The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds



A play all about family dynamics and the perils of fear and insignificance in the world. Beatrice, a single mother of two teenage daughters, runs a tight home and allows her daughters to pursue or accomplish next to nothing. She comes off as abusive towards her daughters, blaming them for her pathetic state and laughable status. When the youngest daughter Matilda (or "Tillie") decides to enter a science contest dealing with the effect of gamma radiation on marigolds, Beatrice is unsupportive and tries to thwart her progress. On top of this, the oldest daughter Ruth has had a history with panic attacks and manipulation. The play watches like an old Tennessee Williams story, with each character revealing intricate details about the others. We have a dysfunctional family that is constantly sabotaging each other and droning on about their status as a middle class American family. The audience is never bored with each actor doing a superb job of driving their character development forward and correlations between science, depression, and family values are learned. Reviewed by Stephan Boissonneault.




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