When a woman with advanced dementia is discovered wandering in a park, she is taken to the memory unit of a posh private nursing home. A DNA test shows that she was the subject of a famous missing person case thirty-seven years earlier. Her husband was accused of killing her and after years of suspicion, he committed suicide, leaving their two children presumed orphans. When the now adult children arrive looking for answers, she can tell them nothing about where she’s been or what she has done. She doesn’t even know who they are. For those adult children, wounds that have never healed are reopened. A tabloid TV show is sending cameras to capture the reunion.
Our thanks to: Rose Viviano and ArtRage Gallery, Gerard Moses and Studio 24, Syracuse Stage.
SHOWING: MAY 5TH-MAY 7TH
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CAST & CREW
Len Fonte has directed more than forty productions, including the world premieres of Jeff Kramer’s Lowdown Lies , Reaching For Marsby, and The Golden Bitch. As a playwright, his works include Melagrana, produced by CNY Playhouse, 2009 SALT Award winner Werewolf, produced by Rarely Done Productions, Wasted Bread, produced by Armory Square Playhouse, Hip/Shake (co-author with Reenah Golden) for Syracuse Stage Backstory program, the
book for the musical Road Trip, and several comedy murder mysteries. The 2009 New York International Fringe Festival included his Alchemist of Light, which he co-authored with Tom Bisky. In 2010, Len was accepted into the Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive. He has presented workshops on teaching Shakespeare and directing and producing scholastic theater. At the first Syracuse Area Live Theatre Youth awards (SALTYs), Len was voted Best Director, Distinguished Educator, and was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a theater critic for the Syracuse Post-Standard. Len is a founding member and current president of Armory Square Playwrights. He is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.
Jamil Munoz is a filmmaker and editor based in upstate New York. He holds an MFA from
Columbia University and a BFA from Syracuse University.
Roy has been active in local Community Theater for many years as an actor, stage manager and director. In real life, Roy is the Founder and CEO of The Leren Group; a Sales Management Consulting practice based in Syracuse.
Jordan Glaski (Orser/Olberman) is happy being back on stage. Past shows include A Streetcar Named Desire, A Few Good Men, Noises Off!, Peter Pan, and Hamlet.
Anne Fitzgerald is excited to be able to work with Len and this fine cast once again. Anne is a Pediatric Homecare nurse with Nascentia Healthcare. Anne thanks Roy for his love and support.
Jay Merante (Matt) is honored to be a part of the inaugural SALTLAND Theatre Festival. He
was last seen in "The Queen of Bingo" as The Caller for CNY Community Arts Center. A veteran of the theatre, he is also a writer and director. Some of Jay's favorite roles are Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" for Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park, Ludie Watts in "The Trip To Bountiful" for Appleseed Productions, and East/Phil in "Almost Maine" for
The Redhouse. Jay is excited to be part of this fantastic cast of "Sundowning", and thanks Director/Writer Len Fonte for the opportunity. As always, Jay thanks his wonderful girlfriend Casandra for her patience, love, and support.
Carmen Viviano-Crafts (Kat)- is thrilled to take part in this full fledged production, having been with the show since it's first reading! Select theater credits include: Mrs. White in Clue (CNYP), Det. Russo in Melegrana, another original play by Len Fonte (SALT Award, leading actress in a play 2017), Sister in Damn Yankees (Syracuse Summer Theater), Belle in
Disenchanted, Cordelia in Falsetttos, Annelle in Steel Magnolias, Amy in Company (Rarely Done Productions), Kate Monster in Avenue Q, Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Adele in A Man of No Importance, Brooke in Noises Off (Redhouse), and Emma Borden in Lizzie Borden Took an Axe (original play by Garrett Heater, originated role, NYC Fringe Fest 2014). Carmen is also an accomplished audio book narrator, sometime cabaret singer, LMSW, and mother to an amazing 11 year old daughter. Thank you for supporting live theater and new works!
Chelsea Lembo (Charlene) is a local teacher and actor. She has performed throughout CNY and Boston on the stage and in film.
Chelsea Colton (Eleanor) is thrilled to be a part of Sundowning alongside so many talented people. Recent credits include Val in A Chorus Line (Baldwinsville Theatre Guild), Florinda in Into the Woods (Manlius Musical), Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde: The Musical (Manlius Musical), Martha in Spring Awakening (Syracuse Summer Theatre), and Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret (Syracuse Summer Theatre). She also works in Marketing for the Redhouse Arts Center, and choreographs the JD High School Musical. She hopes you enjoy this powerful production!