The People Downstairs
a new play
by Natalie Symons
Set in a hoarder’s nest in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo NY, Miles, an aging funeral home custodian with a taste for whiskey and a taste for laughter, lives with his daughter Mabel, a middle-aged agoraphobic who spends her days writing letters to prison inmates. When a court-appointed guardian threatens to take away their home, their rights, and their stolen poodle, Miles takes action and sets out to find a ‘good guy’ for Mabel. Enter Todd, an inept mortician who lives with his mother and pet hamster Stanley Kowalski. It is a father’s fierce determination not to accept his daughter’s fate that ignites an endearing human comedy about love, loss, loneliness, and the healing power of laughter.
Staged reading to be performed on January 6th, 2019 at 2:00pm.
163 3rd St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Directed by Chris Crawford. With Don Walker, Meghan Colleen Moroney, Matthew McGee and Susan Haldeman.