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Whitney Center for the Arts announces casting for July's Fuddy Meers

Casey McShain as Claire

Whitney Center for the Arts announces casting for Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire, a fully staged comedy, directed by Annie Rosenberg and Patrick Toole, July 7-15th.

Fuddy Meers is an American comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire. It tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate. Each day, her husband and teenage son must remind her of the facts of her life. One morning Claire is abducted, following which oddball, bizarre mayhem ensues.

New York Times called Fuddy Meers a "dark, sweet and thoroughly engaging comedy" and TheaterMania said "...what contemporary playwriting has long been missing-and what Lindsay-Abaire serves up in dopamine-deprived abundance--is an unhinged sense of playfulness and whimsy. Theater, my friends, is fun again."


Fuddy Meers was nominated for the 2000 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwrighting Award.  David Lindsay-Abaire received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations.  He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Shrek the Musical, receiving a 2009 Tony Award nomination for Book of a Musical.

There will be six performances: Saturday, July 7th 8pm; Sunday, July 8th 7:30pm; Thursday, July 12th 7:30pm; Friday, July 13th 8pm; Saturday, July 14th 8pm and Sunday, July 15th 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 General Admission or $15 for students, seniors and groups. Tickets may be purchased online at or reserved by calling 413-443-0279. 

Located at 42 Wendell Avenue in Downtown Pittsfield, the Whitney Center for the Arts, a presenting and producing arts center, has two world-class art galleries and presents Comedies, Drama, Musicals, Concerts, Opera Nights, Cabarets plus events for teens and children in an intimate, air-conditioned performance venue.




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