Wed, Mar 08|
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge
Play Reading- Four Places, by Joel Drake Johnson
Time & Location
Mar 08, 2017, 7:00 PM
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA
About the Event
Directed by Scott Renderer Cast- Sandy Burke, Leslie Dame, Ben Runyon, Peg Wilson Wednesday night reading Sketched together on a deceptively simple frame, this emotionally precise play uses its spare structure to devastating and darkly comic effect. A brother and sister have received word from their parents' caretaker that their elderly parents may be a danger to each other. The brother breaks his routine to join his sister and mother on their weekly lunch date in hopes that together he and his sister can get a clearer picture of the situation. As the mother confronts the indignities of age and the children stare down a mounting list of losses and disappointments, an image of the family emerges that is true to life. Johnson gives readers an unwavering exploration of the ways that the love and knowledge family members have of one another creates both hurt and comfort.