The play is described as being about "the reinvention of the American family in the 1950s." Among the forces taking part in that reshaping are racism, feminism, the sexual revolution, homosexuality and religion. Somehow, the play's central metaphor is bowling. Bowling received a workshop production this past July at the Cape Cod Theatre Project in Falmouth, MA. Lewis' work has twice before been featured by the nine-year-old company. CCTP presented Women Who Steal in 1999 and Longevity Abbreviated in 2000. The former was subsequently produced by the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre.
The remainder of the Studio Arena 2003-04 season will feature several tried and true titles, including Noises Off by Michael Frayn, Proof by David Auburn, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets. Also to be presented is Plaid Tidings, Stuart Ross' holiday edition of his favorite Forever Plaid, and Jay O'Callahan's one-man show Pouring the Sun.
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