Past Production
Orphans

Orphans
by Lyle Kessler
Directed by Kathy Dershimer
Produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
September 12 – October 18, 2014
Two abandoned boys live in a dilapidated North Philly row house. Treat, the older, and a predatory thief, has assumed the role of head of household. The younger, Phillip, is a reclusive and sensitive manchild who would never survive without his brother. In their own way, these two brothers are a family, until the night Treat kidnaps a drunken, wealthy businessman named Harold. Harold turns the table on the two brothers in a strange, hilarious and moving way. Orphans premiered in 1983 at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles and made its Broadway debut in April 2013, receiving two Tony Award nominations. Adult language.
Character

CAST

Played by
Phillip ············ Raúl Bencomo
Treat ············ Jeff Cheezum
Harold ············ Karl Schott

CAST PICTURES

Treat thinks he has everything under control, but Harold has other plans.
You don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
I just want to give you a little encouragement.
Treat rationalizes that he “only made them bleed a little.”
What is this “dispensation”?
Harold wants to make all of the brothers’ dreams come true.
Everyone’s life is about to change.
Phillip and Treat try to figure out what to do with Harold.
Harold offers some comfort to Phillip.
Treat asks Phillip to explain what happened to Harold.
Treat and Phillip discuss why Harold didn't run when he had the chance.
The best laid plans of mice and men...
Harold and Treat share an after work cocktail.
Harold attempts to train Treat to work for him.
Photos by Shari Barrett

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