In Skin Deep, a large, lovable, lonely-heart named Maureen Mulligan gives romance one last shot on a blind-date with sweet awkward Joseph Spinelli; she’s learned to pepper her speech with jokes to hide insecurities about her weight and appearance, while he’s almost dangerously forthright, saying everything that comes to his mind. They both know they’re perfect for each other, but will they ever come to admit it?
Written by Jon Lonoff, this warm-hearted romantic comedy is filled with lough-out-loud humor and sweet romance. “It was one of those rare scripts that keeps you smiling as you read it,” remarked RC Artistic Director Clint Rebik. “It’s feel-good theatre that has both humor and meaning.”
Director Cassandra Hesseltine (Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World) was thrilled to take on the project. “I loved every minute of reading it!” said Hesseltine. “And with this wonderful cast, I am having a great time! I’m sure the audience will, too.” The cast of RC veterans in this four-hander is Christina Jioras, Dmitry Tokarsky, Susan Abbey, and Brad Curtis.
Daniel C Nyiri designs the scenic and lighting elements, costume design is by Jennevieve Hood, and sound by Jon Turney. Heidi Voelker stage manages.
Skin Deep previews on April 25th and 26th, with $10 tickets, and opening night with Gala reception is Saturday, April 27th, with tickets at $17. Performances continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through May 18th. Cheap date Thursdays on May 2nd, 9th, and 16th, two tickets for $20. A 2pm Sunday Mothers’ Day Matinee takes place on May 12th with tickets at $15. Ticket price on Friday and Saturday (except Gala) nights is $15.
Redwood Curtain is at 220 First Street (between C and D) in Old Town, Eureka. Main entrance through Snug Alley.
As the theatre is intimate with only 80 seats, reservations are highly recommended, and there is no late seating. Evening performances begin promptly at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Tickets can be purchased securely online at www.redwoodcurtain.com. To reserve tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-443-7688.