Sweet and Sad

Sweet and Sad

by Richard Nelson

September 27 – October 20, 2013

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– Winningstad Theater –
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

It’s the 10th Anniversary of September 11 and the Apple family finds itself gathered together in Rhinebeck, NY for an impromptu lunch before heading off to an afternoon memorial service. While Uncle Benjamin rehearses for a reading, the Apples catch up on politics, tell ghost stories, tease each other mercilessly, and confront the difficulties of loss. Filled with humor and sorrow, Sweet and Sad celebrates the challenges and joys of life in the 21st century and features the returning cast from last season’s hit show, That Hopey Changey Thing.


“This is at its heart a family drama, and the play beautifully weaves together the political and the personal…The actors inhabit their roles fully…Nelson, the playwright, is a master at raising provocative questions without giving any easy answers…Next year’s Apple family gathering can’t come soon enough.” –Willamette Week

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by


Benjamin Apple

Tim Andrews

Jane Apple

Barbara Apple

Richard Apple

Marian Apple Platt


Stage Manager

Assistant Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Props Master



Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association