Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

The Big Five-Oh

by Brian Mitchell

Directed by: Scott Harvey 

Auditions: Jan. 20, 21, 22, 2025

Performances:April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 2025

Whoever said life is better after fifty had better be right! George Thomas is turning fifty on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week. His dog is sick, his son is a slacker, and his daughter wants to marry a Republican. With a neurotic wife and a widowed neighbor providing more challenges than even George can overcome, this may be the worst week of his life. Through these trying days, George will discover the wonders of family, the responsibilities of parenthood, and the results of his latest physical. The Big Five-Oh is a hilarious, sometimes touching account of a grown man coming to terms with his age, his relationship with his son, and his future. It is the story of a middle-aged man finally growing up.


Scott Harvey got started with ACT in 2001 and made his directorial debut at ACT with The Trouble With Cats. He has since then directed No Body Like Jimmy and The Savannah Sipping Society. He has been involved in almost every aspect of the theater productions, from assistant director (Singin’ in the RainWaiting for Godot) to acting (Peter PanThe Secret GardenIt’s a Wonderful LifeMan of La ManchaLooking for Normal) to behind the scene duties (Treasure IslandThe Game’s AfootThe Mousetrap).

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Cast of Characters

Ash: Ant