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Problem Child ()

Produced by

NightShift Theatre

Playwright: George F. Walker
Director: Joanne Latimer


Red Sandcastle Theatre


February 17th, 2015 – February 28th, 2015


Problem Child is the first play in George F. Walker’s Suburban Motel series. R.J., recently out of prison and Denise, who’s “turned a few tricks” to pay the rent, are hunkered down in a motel room awaiting a visit from social worker Helen. Denise will stop at nothing to get her baby back and Helen is the one person standing between her and little Christine. While R.J. gets lost in daytime television, Denise enlists the help of Phillie, the drunken motel manager to affect a happy reunion.

Set in a broken-down motel, the broken-down lives of these characters intersect in unexpected ways. This dark comedy is a study in desperate measures for desperate times. (


Ash Catherwood R. J.
Katerina Taxia Denise
Kevin Charles Hopper Phillie
Janet Bailey Helen

Creative Team

George F. Walker Playwright
Joanne Latimer Director


Kaitlyn Smith Stage Manager
Joanne Latimer Producer
Katerina Taxia Producer