Possum Point Players to issue ‘Social Security’ June 2

May 19, 2023

Possum Point Players and sponsor Janney MCH Wealth Management will present “Social Security,” its summer comedy, with shows set Friday to Sunday, June 2 to 4, and 9 to 11.

This story of the ups and downs and upside downs of family dynamics tells a humorous tale of siblings and an unpredictable mom. Add a debonair and famous aging artist to the mix and there are enough laughs to last through every performance.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Possum Hall is at 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, and has ample free parking.

Tickets are $22 for adults, and $20 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, go to or call 302-856-4560.

In “Social Security,” the chic and cool Kahns own a high-end art gallery in New York City, and they move effortlessly among enviable circles of wealthy clients and talented artists. In contrast, the Heymans plod along in suburban Mineola outside the city, with the daughter off to college and the husband’s CPA career keeping them secure in a stuffy, unfashionable manner.

The family tie that binds them together is the none-too-gracefully maturing mother of the wives in each family. One sister and her straightest-laced-ever husband, with whom Mom lives, come off as critical, stressed and perhaps jealous, while the other sister is comfortably unaware and guilt-free regarding what life might be like with Mom in residence.

While the Kahns are enjoying trendy East Side dinners, the Heymans are worrying about what anatomical studies their daughter is engaged in and how to quell Mom’s kvetching.

Everyone’s situation swiftly switches when the Heymans feel they must rush to rescue their delectable daughter from a higher education of total debauchery. Suddenly, Mom is packed out of Mineola and unceremoniously deposited with the city-dwelling, art-dealing Kahns.

With this scenario, no one is expecting the scene to be set for romance, but when a world-renowned, wealthy artist comes into the mix, he might prove to be just the ingredient everyone needs.

Cast members are Kim Cuesta, Salisbury, Md.; Susannah Griffin, Rehoboth Beach; Don Megee, Georgetown; Dick Pack, Lewes; and Mlford residents Rosanne Pack and Kenney Workman.

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