By Georgette Kelly
Directed by Cate Caplin
With Rebi Paganini, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Dana Scurlock, John Anthony Torres, and Dey Young
Phoebe is a young poet, forever living in the shadow of her estranged mother’s literary acclaim. When her mother unexpectedly dies, however, Phoebe is left with two complicated legacies: donating her mother’s organs and reading her mother’s unpublished confessional journal. Meanwhile, Tess and her partner Lydia receive a late night phone call, informing them that a donor heart is available for Tess.
But when the transplant establishes a sympathetic link between donor and recipient these two families form an unlikely connection, struggling to understand the politics and poetics of organ donation and daring to hope that pieces of us can live on after great tragedy.
There will be a post-show discussion following each performance hosted by LiveOnNY, a federally designated nonprofit organization committed to giving New Yorkers a second chance at life through the power of organ donation.
Since 2003, Athena Theatre Company has dedicated itself to developing and producing contemporary, off-beat, and irreverent psychological dramas and dark comedies that challenge traditional stereotypes. Athena is committed to introducing future classics: theatrical works that not only entertain, but also inform, enlighten, and deepen audience awareness of issues without sacrificing universality for the sake of the topical. They actively and responsibly invest in new voices for the stage by nurturing playwrights and promoting original works without regard to gender, politics, race, or religion.
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