By Robert Callely
Directed by Michael Parva
Tony and his girlfriend Chris lead a happy and quiet lifestyle with Tony's three kids in New Jersey. But with the arrival of Chris's brother the family is forever changed, and the true nature of love is tested by a deeply held secret in this shattering and unconventional story. 59E59 is pleased to welcome the debut production (and world premiere!) of prolific producer and playwright, Robert Callely. Callely is joined by Callaway Award-nominated director Michael Parva and The Directors Company, (Jericho, Murder in the First, Poetic License) in this poignant and modern drama.
The Directors Company is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company with an extraordinary record in its mission to develop and produce groundbreaking new plays and musicals initiated and generated by outstanding directorial talent, for the American theatre public. For over twenty-five years, The Directors Company has mentored and supported emerging artists in the development of original theatre works from inception to production, providing artistic and dramaturgical guidance to promising, new theatre artists and their projects. The future of American theatre depends on a regular influx of new works, to which The Directors Company is committed, and the collaborative process we encourage involves not only the playwright and director, but audiences as well, who play a part in the emergence of original works giving voice to contemporary concerns.
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"Thornes gives a strong performance as Chris.Timothy John Smith is fine as the insecure husband. Slattery, Kapner and Brod play the three children with intelligence and honesty. Robert Hogan has one hilarious scene as a woefully incompetent priest. Michael Parva directs the production and does a fine job." - Theatre is Easy