Social Security - Sept 30 through October 8

Comedic Sparks Fly in Social Security

Tickets now on sale for the Butler Little Theatre’s season opener, Andrew Bergman’s Social Security. Get tickets now!

This hilarious Broadway comedy focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn. Their lives are upended when Barbara’s goody-goody nerd of a sister Trudy and her uptight CPA husband deposit their archetypal eccentric Jewish mother Sophie on the couple’s doorstep.

Trudy and her husband Martin must head off to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex and who is threatening to have a menage a trois with two men.

The comic sparks begin to fly when Barbara and David introduce Sophie to an elderly minimalist artist Maurice Koenig. He is a sophisticated nonagenarian artist and the art dealers’ best client. Maurice offers to paint Sophie’s portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years.

The Broadway production opened in April 1986 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The original cast included Marlo Thomas, Ron Silver, Joanna Gleason, Olympia Dukakis, Stefan Schnabel, and Kenneth Welsh. The play was written by Andrew Bergman, the award-winning screenwriter of “Blazing Saddles” and “The In-Laws.”

The Butler Little Theatre production cast includes veteran BLT actors Rik Medic as David, Samantha Drohan as Barbara, Amy Schultz as Trudy, Jeff Myers as Martin, Susan Allardice as Sophie, and John Henry Steelman as Maurice. Cast bios are coming soon.

Social Security runs from September 30 through October 8, except on Monday. Tickets are $15. Tickets now on sale.


There is still time to become a member of the Butler Little Theatre and save more than 20 percent off the regular ticket price. When you become a member, you will save money not only for the Social Security show but for our entire season of four plays. Most importantly, members get an early choice of the best seats in the house before they go on sale to the public.

Don’t miss this funny play. Mark your calendar today.

This Butler Little Theatre performance of Social Security by Andrew Bergman is licensed through Samuel French and Concord Theatricals.