Take one young man obsessed with death and one elderly woman consumed with living life to its fullest, their unlikely relationship is the quirky concept that made the 1971 film Harold and Maude such a cult classic. The play of the same name is on stage now at the Buck Creek Playhouse.
Harold, played by Evan Reed is a 19-year-old teen with an overbearing mother. He copes with his father's death by faking his suicide on a daily basis. He is awkward and socially inept. He spends his time frequenting funerals of strangers and it's at one of these that he meets Maude, a 79-year-old woman who is bursting with energy and passion.
Serita Borgeas plays the elderly free spirit who turns Harold's world upside down. Her eccentric lifestyle intimidates him at first, but soon a sweet friendship blossoms. Borgeas makes the show come alive with her vivacious performance. Her cavalier attitude is infectious. She makes their unique love story believable. It takes a woman with decades of experience and a lust for trying new things each day to teach Harold how to appreciate life.
The play, directed by Cheryl Fesmire, is a wonderful reminder to live life to it's fullest. There are some adult themes, so it might not be appropriate for kids.
Don't Miss the Show
For more information about the Buck Creek Players, visit www.buckcreekplayers.com The theater is located at 11150 Southeastern Avenue Acton, IN 46259 and directions can be found on their website.
Performances: The show runs until April 1 and offers three performances a week, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: To purchase tickets, call 317-862-2270...Prices range from $13 to $15.
Photos Courtesy of the Buck Creek Players.