Farmington Players getting ready to open new season

September 21, 2016 by  

The Farmington Players are getting ready to open their 2016 season with ‘The Vast Difference’, a play by Jeff Daniels, a Michigan-born actor who is famous for roles on stage and screen, including ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and ‘The Newsroom’.

Daniels’s play centers on the struggles of George Noonan, who is battling through a mid-life crisis in 1993 and trying to make sense of his life and his world. Noonan is an airline steward and is attempting to figure out a society in which women are doctors and men are flight attendants. At the same time, his wife is urging him to get a vasectomy. As he gets ready for the operation, he discusses his life with his doctor, Dr. Hala Howard, who has little sympathy for him.

The title of the play is a pun on the term ‘vas deferens’, which is part of the male reproductive system. Since Noonan is dealing with the way society is redefining the roles of men and women, the title conveys this while also referring to the vast difference between the sexes.

The Vast Difference opens this Friday, September 23, at 8:00 pm at the Farmington Players Barn on West 12 Mile Road. Organizations such as this can benefit by working with poster printing companies, which can create placards for various performances. These can then be used for advertising, as well as offered for sale.

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