The Treasurer

by Max Posner
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

Featuring:  Shanaé Burch*, Ken Cheeseman*, Cheryl McMahon*, Robert Najarian*

A disengaged son is forced to rein in his mother’s joyful overspending as she drifts away in her later years.

Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely, and fading fast. As she cheerfully spends all of her children’s money, her son is forced to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. This darkly funny, sharply intimate new work chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the weight of a guilty conscience.

“Posner’s play is a ravishing slow burn, with layers that quietly unpeel as the piece goes on . . . quite simply, a marvel!” – New York Magazine


Scenic Design by Kristen Loeffler
Costume Design by Chelsea Kerl
Lighting Design by Chris Hudacs
Sound Design by Elizabeth Cahill
Production Stage Manager: Nerys Powell
Assistant Stage Manger: Rose Mancuso
Props Artisan: Lauren Corcuera
Season sponsored by Lee & Diana Humphrey, Joe Richard & Rene Morrissette in Memory of Rose Rocco and Yves Morrissette, and our corporate sponsor:

Production sponsored by Jo-An Heileman
Director Rebecca Bradshaw sponsored by the Lyric Stage Advisory Council




Cast & Crew

Ken Cheeseman* – The Son

Cheryl McMahon* – Ida

Robert Najarian* – Male Actor

Shanaé Burch* – Female Actor

Rebecca Bradshaw – Director

Kristin Loeffler – Scenic Design

Chelsea Kerl – Costume Design

Chris Hudacs – Lighting Design

Elizabeth Cahill – Sound Design

Nerys Powell* – Production Stage Manager

Rose Mancuso – Assistant Stage Manager

Lauren Corcuera – Props Artisan

Sivan Amir – Assistant Director

Katie Lamm – Master Electrician

* denotes member of Actor’s Equity Association
** denotes member of United Scenic Artists (USA-Local 829)
*** denotes member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

Press & Reviews

“Rebecca Bradshaw is at the helm of the Lyric production, which features Ken Cheeseman as The Son and Cheryl McMahon (recently such a passive-aggressive blast of fresh air in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Admissions”) as his progenitor.”
12 Productions To See On Stage This Winter | WBUR The ARTery

In Max Posner’s play, a middle-aged man (played by Ken Cheeseman) who is deeply estranged from his mother (Cheryl McMahon), agrees to be in charge of keeping track of her increasingly wayward finances after she moves into a retirement community.
10 theater picks for winter, on stages big and small | The Boston Globe

Ticket Prices

Day Center Section Side Section
Wed Mat $53 $37
Wed/Thur/Fri $69 $49
Sat/Sun $75 $55

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February 21 — March 22
3:00 pm

Running Time: TBA
Box Office: 617-585-5678

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