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The Man Who Saved Everything

 

 WORLD PREMIERE
Writers in Residence 2018

THE MAN WHO SAVED EVERYTHING
by Benjamin Scugilia

Directed by
Michael Van Duzer

Produced by
Ernest McDaniel

With
James Cox • David Mingrino • Ashley Victoria Robinson • Alan Schack • Julia Silverman


Summer 2018
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Scenic designer: Evan Bartoletti
Lighting designer: Yancey Dunham
Sound designer: Austin Quan
Stage manager: Roger Kent Cruz
Poster design: Liam Carl
Theatre West Executive Director: Spike Dolomite Ward

ABOUT THE PLAY

 Before his life as an adult could begin, Barry left school and moved back home to care for his aging parents. When they died, he never left — literally. Barry became obsessed with holding onto every single possession and treasured item that might help keep alive the memory of his parents and his prior life. He saved everything.

Decades later, Barry lives inside a massive hoard of possessions. But his neighborhood is being redeveloped and he faces eviction. Only his niece and a former friend from college care enough for his health and well-being to attempt to convince him to leave his longtime home.

How can Barry abandon a collection that he has carefully curated and guarded for decades, a hoard of items that has literally become his home? What happens to his memories when the possessions that anchored them are gone?

THE MAN WHO SAVED EVERYTHING, an original drama by Benjamin Scuglia, is a timely, compelling and absorbing exploration of hoarding, family and memory, our possessions and the connections that bind us together.