Flowers for Algernon
By Daniel Keys
Directed by Matthew Rodriguez
February 22, 23 & 24 @ 7:30 pm
RTFP Building - Room 127
This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally handicaped 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 from a moron to a genius, far more intelligent than his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. This is a different kind of play: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man's indomitable spirit.
"Ingeniously touching and intensely real." - The Baltimore Sun
"Convincing, suspenseful, touching." - The New York Times