Relatively Close

A co-world premiere with Illinois State University School of Theater

Written by James Sherman
Directed by Dennis Zacek
June 6 – July 13, 2008


Three sisters return to the family vacation home on the shores of Lake Michigan, where they spent the summers of their childhood. Now the sisters are grown, the parents are gone, and the house is just sitting there. What should the sisters do with the summer home of their girlhood? One sister wants to keep it, one wants to sell it, and one just wants everyone to get along. With their respective spouses and a teenager in tow, will they even make it to the end of the week? Not likely! James Sherman, author of Victory Gardens favorites Beau Jest, From Door To Door, and Affluenza! finds the fun in dysfunction in his newest family comedy.


Dennis Zacek: Director
Julie Mack: Lighting Designer
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
John Stark: Scenic Designer
Christine Pascual: Costume Designer
Tina M. Jach: Stage Manager


Usman Ally: Yousef
Daniel Cantor: Ron
Laura T. Fisher: Beth
David Gonzalez: Dylan
Penny Slusher: Jan
Wendi Weber: Marlene
Dexter Zollicoffer: Arthur