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Falsettos Cast Spotlight: John Carino as Mendel the Shrink

Falsettos Cast Spotlight: John Carino as Mendel the Shrink

Proud Mary Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos for six performances only October 29-30 in Spartanburg and November 5-6 in Greer.

With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by William Finn and James Lapine, Falsettos marks the Upstate premiere of this 2016 Broadway revival about a dysfunctional Jewish family in late 1970s New York.

Falsettos includes such modern classics such as “Four Jews in a Room Bitching,” “My Father’s a Homo,” “I’m Breaking Down,” “I Never Wanted to Love You,” “Falsettoland,” “Love is Blind” and more and follows a married Jewish man (played by Brady Coyle-Smith) who leaves his wife for a younger guy, his wife, heir shrink, their son’s Bar Mitzvah, the lesbian professionals next door, and the arrival of AIDS.

John Carino plays Mendel the psychiatrist who falls in love with Trina (DeAna Earl).

John is excited to be performing with The Proud Mary theatre company. He’s performed both in Greenville with the Upstate Shakespeare Festival (Coriolanus, A Midsummer Nights Dream, the list goes on…)  and in Spartanburg with the Spartanburg Little Theatre (Peter and the Starcatcher, And Then There Were None). He is happy to be performing and telling stories for audiences around the upstate.

Falsettos also stars Brady Coyle-Smith (The Boys in the Band) as husband/father Marvin; DeAna Earl (of Centre Stage, Spartanburg Little Theatre, Glow Lyric Theatre and more) as wife/mother Trina; Joshua Begelman (Fun Home); Andy Lecture (Fun Home) is the other man Whizzer; and Samantha Eyler (Fun Home, The Laramaie Project) Hannah Searcy (Fun Home, Spartanburg Little Theatre’s The Little Mermaid, and Bright Star at Tryon Little Theater) play the lesbian neighbors Dr. Charlotte and kosher caterer Cordelia.

EATING IS VERY LIMITED DUE TO COVID. We are social distancing the audience and MASKS ARE REQUIRED by Proud Mary Theatre Company.

All tickets are $25.|
Visit proudmarytheatre.com or call (864) 202-6555 for more info.

SPARTANBURG
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Friday & Saturday, October 29-30 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 30 @ 2 pm

GREER
City of Greer Center for the Arts,
804 Trade Street, Greer, SC 29651
Friday & Saturday, November 5-6 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6 @ 2 pm

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