For the final show of its 76th season, Butler Little Theater is excited to bring to the stage, a heartfelt story of how innovation and science plays an integral part of one man’s life. Flowers for Algernon, is the 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. Flowers for Algernon is poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man’s indomitable spirit. The original novel, read in classrooms across America, was adapted to film in 1968 and then for the stage in 1969. This cast of 25, directed by Robert Snodgrass Jr., features Rik Medic as Charlie and Sara Altomari as Alice, the teacher who believes in the best of man. Co-Produced by Pat Bell and Cecilia Snodgrass..
Show run dates are May 5-7, 9-13, 2017. Tickets will be available to the General Public beginning Thursday, April 27.