directed by Julie Middleton
This humor-laced drama takes place in 1989 in the third month of a bitter paper mill strike in a small Maine town. While awaiting a ruling that will result in either a win for the strikers or a win for management, a struggling union family grapples with everyday life: illness, the unexplained need to create art, and a son trying to feed his young family. Meanwhile, the mill’s NYC-based CEO is dragged on a weekend getaway by his 26-year-old daughter, who has chosen this time to address her father’s failings.
Through a series of events, the two families collide, testing each other’s and their own notions about family and loyalty. The characters in Papermaker are real, humanly flawed and beautiful.
Front: Jenn Carter, Laurie Riihimaki, Sandra Fickett. Back: Michael Newsom, August Thornton, Daniel Rennie.
|Ernie Donahue||Daniel Rennie|
|Marie Donahue||Sandra Fickett|
|Jake Donahue||August Thornton|
|Henry McCoy||Michael Newsom|
|Emily McCoy||Laurie Riihimaki|
|Nancy Letourneau||Jenn Carter|