Dead Accounts, Theresa Rebeck’s darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will end its run with Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue this weekend.
Dead Accounts tells the story of Jack Leonard, a native son of Cincinnati who returns unexpectedly after a brief career in high finance in New York, and his sister Lorna, who is now living at home and helping their mother, Barbara, take care of their ailing father.
Showing up in the middle of the night at his childhood home, Jack (John Carlin) is flush with cash. Why is he so fast and loose with his money—an affront to Midwestern values—and why is his wife conspicuously absent during this unannounced visit? After he hightailed it out of the Ohio for the glamour and opportunity of the Big Apple, Jack now sings Cincinnati’s praises. Why the change of heart? And though his father is bed-ridden with kidney stones again, the father’s malady apparently had nothing to do with Jack’s visit.
Dead Accounts closes Sunday. Final showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There will be a talkback with the actors and director following the Thursday, January 21, performance. Tickets ($30 general admission, $25 seniors, $10 under 21) may be purchased in advance at hamptontheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office before curtain time at Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue.