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Greetings!

Andy Gorski, a New York transplant, ventures home at Christmas to visit his devout Catholic parents, and introduce Randi, his Jewish-atheist fiancée.

From left: Mig Windows, David Mannix, Peter Wycliffe, Diane Nichols, and Levi Anderson Photo courtesy of Graham Lewis

From left: Mig Windows, David Mannix, Peter Wycliffe,
Diane Nichols, and Levi Anderson
Photo courtesy of Graham Lewis

Andy’s developmentally-disabled brother, Mickey, lives at home with Phil and Emily Gorski. Although Mickey can barely utter “Greetings,” he is the beating heart of the play, around which the other characters gather for warmth and inspiration.

“We can learn profound lessons from the innocence and joy that people with intellectual disabilities bring into our lives.” says Evalyn Hansen, the Associate Director of ACT and director of “Greetings.”

Tom Dudzick, the playwright, explores how our orthodox religious beliefs divide us when the true purpose of spiritual wonder is to unite people, along the lines of the Golden Rule. Dudzick teaches us that faith is an elastic concept, and through the explosive appearance of a mystical entity, the Gorskis learn the lesson too.

Peter Wickliffe plays Mickey Gorski, the developmentally-disabled son; Wickliffe is a local playwright, filmmaker, and actor who has acted with ACT, Camelot Theatre, and the Randall Theatre. David Mannix plays Stan Gorski, the father.

From left: Peter Wycliffe and Levi Anderson, Photo courtesy of Graham Lewis

From left: Peter Wycliffe and Levi Anderson,
Photo courtesy of Graham Lewis

Mannix previously played Arthur in ACT’s “End Days”. Mig Windows plays Randi Stein, the atheist-actress. Mig has acted in many local films, including “Redwood Highway,” and “M is for Madness,” and has performed with Levity Improv and Gumshoe Gourmet, LLC. Levi Anderson, who plays Andy, is a local filmmaker and actor who runs Sidfilmz.com. Diane Nichols, a local playwright who recently had her play “Tomatoes,” produced at Barnstormers Theater, plays Emily, Andy and Mickey’s mother.