PASSAJJ Productions & M&M Productions Acting Company, Inc. present Once/Twice, based on "A Sunny Morning" by the Quintero brothers and "The Boor" by Chekhov. Adaptation, music and lyrics are by Paul Dick. Melinda O'Brien directs, with music direction by Mila Henry.
In Once, an elderly woman and an elderly man meet in a park in Madrid. They squabble over the exclusive ownership of a park bench, then finally agree to share the bench. They strike up a conversation about each ones' youth, about the young loves they once had, but who now are dead. Without telling each other, they realize that the person sitting with them on the bench is, in fact, the long lost love of their youths, still alive. Set to charming music and lyrics by Paul Dick.
Twice, is a stormy romantic comedy in sharp contrast to Once. A young widow is in mourning at the death of her much older husband, a drunken womanizer. A neighboring landowner, bursts into the mourning woman's home, demanding immediate repayment of a loan he lent to her husband. She refuses and he refuses to leave until paid. Their fiery interaction boils up to the point that he challenges her to a duel. He is awed by her fearless gumption, falls hopelessly in love with her - all to a hilarious score by Mr. Dick.