Two sets of parents meet one year after a gay student's death.
U.S. Premiere engagement of a new play.
Written by Jordan Tannahill. Directed by Bruce Gray.
Michael, a Canadian politician, and his wife Debora, prepare for their slightly tardy dinner guests Bill and Tamara, and their son Curtis. As the play unfolds, it develops that it’s one year since the suicide of Joel, the gay son of Michael and Debora. Curtis, it turns out, was part of a group that bullied Joel.
This dinner, it’s hoped, will be an occasion to achieve closure. The wounds are still raw for Debora in particular. What emerges instead rounds of finger-pointing and revelations of unknown things.
Are closure and healing even possible?
Jordan Tannahill is the playwright. Only 28, he is also a producer, director, actor and choreographer. His previous works include Get Yourself Home Skyler James, Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes, Post Eden, rihannaboi95, Sunday in Sodom, and Theseus Beffcake. Montreal Gazette calls him “the hottest name in Canadian theatre.” Now Magazine calls him “the future of Canadian theatre.”
Bruce Gray directs. A resident director at Theatre 40, he most recently directed Breath of Spring and Double Door.
His cast for Late Company includes Ann Hearn, Grinnell Morris, Jennifer Lynn Davis , Todd Johnson and Baker Chase Powell.
Set design: Jeff G. Rack. Costume design: Michèle Young. Lighting design: Ric Zimmerman. Sound design: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski. Stage manager: Don Solosan.
Issues of family dynamics, gender orientation and bullying are all fertile ground for compelling drama. Here is a new work by one of Canada’s emergent voices.
Presenter / Producer: Theatre 40
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 310-364-0535
241 S. Moreno Dr.
Beverly Hills CA 90212
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 1/19/2017 - 2/19/2017
Thurs.- Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00. The performance on Jan. 20 will begin at 7:00.
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