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When You Comin Back, Red Ryder
Written by: Mark Medoff
Directed by: Michael Brophy

December 10, 2009 – January 10, 2010
The Adrienne Theatre Main Stage
2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
An OBIE-award winning play, written by Children of a Lesser God author Mark Medoff, When You Comin Back, Red Ryder? deals with the changes to the daily drudgery of life at a diner in a sleepy 1960s New Mexico rest stop town. An upscale tourist couple are enjoying their breakfast. A young waitress and fry cook are shooting the breeze. A home-spun gas station owner fills up the tanks of those passing through. Everything is business as usual until suspiciously friendly Vietnam veteran Teddy and a young hippie cast-off arrive. What results is a messy situation involving drugs, guns, and emotional torture, with everyone questioning who are the hostages and who are the terrorists. It's not just a fight between Teddy and the diner patrons, but between generations and classes, where past collides with present.
"Director Michael Brophy got himself a winner of a cast." – Philadelphia Inquirer

"masterfully directed by… Michael Brophy … with a brilliant cast of Philadelphia favorites ...outstanding theater…" – TheArtBlog.org


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