Roller Derby Queen

Michele Lepsche
Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:30p.m.
The Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free; no reservation necessary

Due to her compulsive consumerism, Florence Alvine Turchin’s house has become, according to her oldest daughter Ellen, hygienically uninhabitable and financially unsustainable.  On the other hand, according to Florence, it will become her lucrative retirement fund once she gets “all these treasures up on that here EBay thing-a-ma-jigger”.  Florence’s housemate and younger daughter, Mary Elizabeth, just wants to make everyone happy and maintain her personal status quo of work, Wheel of Fortune, Mallow Cups and Saturday dates with her “friend”, Abe. When Ellen realizes that her precarious financial situation no longer allows her to help maintain the cost of her mother’s house, she arrives ready to take charge and move Florence out to greener pastures.  Florence doesn’t take too kindly to the intrusion or her bossy daughter. She has no intention of leaving the only home she has ever known. Roller Derby Queen is a story of mothers, daughters, and that mutable bond that morphs and tests its strength as it travels with them throughout their lives. 

Starring: Sara Marsh*, Carolyn Pool*, Candace Barrett Birk*, Sam Bardwell*, and Raye Birk*

*Member of Actors Equity Association