Second Stage Professional Company
        Professional Division of Manchester Community Theatre Players
The Thing About Men
Book and Lyrics by Joe DePietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Based on "Men" by Doris Dorrie
Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Manchester  City Library Auditorium

Production Crew
Alan D. Kaplan, Director
Joseph B. Rojek, Music Director
Steve Short, Stage Manager
Matthew Cahoon, Technical Director
Rick Elliot and Matthew Cahoon, Lighting Design
Carey Cahoon, Scenic Design
Mary Selvoski, Costumer
Alyssa Dillon, Sound Engineer
Emilie L. Kaplan, Spotlight Operator
Tom Anastasi and Ilene Brogadir, Concessions

Tom Ambrose/Milo Nutsinsky                 Gary Evans
Sebastian                                              Dan Merriman
Lucy Ambrose                                       Sue Schott
Sushi Chef/Stylist/Ensemble                   Sarah Houghton Cindy/Oksana/Hooker/Bar Singer/
Stylist/Vivian/Ensemble                          Arielle Kaplan
Waiter/Sushi Chef/Styllist/Ensemble        David Lemay
Darryl/Gym Attendant/Drunk/
Maitre D'/Stylist/Ensemble                      Kevin Potter

This adult themed show based on a 1988 German screenplay "Men" by Doris Dorrie explores the wide spectrum of emotions that occur when the excitement and romance of the early married years fades and new relationships threaten to replace the old.  Advertising executive Tom Ambrose (who has played around for years) and his wife Lucy find their lives on a rollercoaster of laughter and tears when a poor artist, Sebastian, comes into Lucy's life.  Tom moves in with Sebastian setting the stage for tension and self discovery as he attempts to manipulate everyone and regain his relationship with Lucy.  Despite the comedy the show presents, some serious points worth considering are that relationships take constant work and trust; youth and irresponsibillity can't continue forever; no one can have everything they want whenever they want it.