Casting announcement for Krass production of Morticians in Love by Christi Stewart-Brown, directed by Suzan Kurry

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The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) proudly announces the cast
for Morticians in Love by Christi Stewart-Brown, directed by Suzan Kurry

Mary Wallin — Lydia
Bryan Royston — St. John
Rowan Calyx — Limer
Issaka Aguirre — Monika
Joshua Paffel — Charlie

A shy mortuary owner and her non-binary gendered assistant toil alone
among the dead until the arrival of a handsome rival mortician who wants
to share more than workspace. And the two corpses make five. “V-day is
all but dead … flowers and chocolates, formaldehyde and chloroform. …”

Adult sexual situations, no nudity

Eight performances Friday, Feb 24 through Saturday March 4.

Praise for the play:
“In the midst of death, there is life and love–sacred, profane,
unrequited and almost always dysfunctional–in Christi Stewart-Brown’s
very black, five-character comedy (counting two corpses). Scarcely fare
for the squeamish, with its excursions into heterosexual and homosexual
couplings among the living and dead, the play nonetheless comes off as a
caustic, funny, sharp-eyed autopsy on the difficulties of
love…Morticians in Love may be morbid, but it has a heart.” -The New
York Times

“…a morbid, pervy, and very funny farce…Sure, it’s strange, but
strangely touching too.” – The Washington Post

Christi Stewart-Brown’s charmingly morbid comedy is so cheerful and
upbeat, you’ll hardly believe that you’re watching a play about bisexual
— Paul Birchall, Back Stage West

Morticians is a simple enough idea: the tender story of first love
between two devout necrophiliacs. Now, the idea itself gets a laugh, but
what’s a pleasure is that Stewart-Brown follows through and creates
characters, dialogue, and stagings that are a real joy to watch” —
Matthew Richter, The Stranger (Seattle)