William Jackson Harper
*Labyrinth Theater Company Member
Howard just wants to be able to express himself and to be lent an ear! But his wife is way past listening, and his teen-aged kids prefer their Dad rarely seen and never heard. So when his promiscuous daughter’s latest suitor drops by with his flair for words and odd devotion to family, Howard’s prayers appear answered-until his home life is thrown dangerously and irrevocably off-course. A wry, heartfelt comedy from the author of Jack Goes Boating and A View From 151st Street.
“There are two things you can pretty much count on in a Labyrinth production: fine ensemble acting and innovative shows. True to company form, a terrific LAB cast helmed by Philip Seymour Hoffman applies the house’s top-notch performance treatment to A Family for All Occasions.
“Glaudini’s script is steeped in human truths that the performers (directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman) honor and embody. There’s hurting here, but also much humor—and even, by the end, a glance against something that resembles hope…The performances are shrewdly judged and affecting. The stage is alive with real people whose miseries somehow balm our own.”