Producers Pat Bell and Cecilia Snodgrass and Director Robert Snodgrass, Jr. announce the cast for the final show of BLT’s 46th Season, Flowers for Algernon, adapted by David Rogers, based on the novel by Daniel Keyes. The 23 actors include Sarah Altomari, Logan Andress, Brian Barnhart, Christian Cendrowski, Sharon Lee Chernick, Ethan Eberle, Carl Gross, Paul Guggenheimer, Chris Lilley, Michelle McAuley, Rik Medic, Molly Miller, Valerie Mueller, Abigail Nicole, Kimberly Nutter, Mark Nutter, Megan Nye, Susan Sontum, Michelle Steiner, Layla Tyler, Colten Vietmeier, Dennis Whalen, and Annalie Zito.
This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes to a genius. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence. This is a different kind of drama: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man’s indomitable spirit.
Show run dates are May 5-7, 9-13, 2017. Tickets will be available to the General Public beginning Thursday, April 27.