Please join us for a FREE Public Reading of Gina Femia's newest play WE ARE A MASTERPIECE, currently in development as Retro Productions Theater Company's next offering.
This reading is free and open to the public but reservations are required as seating is limited. The reading will take place in the Community Rooms at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St at 1st Ave) which will be co-presenting the production next year.
WE ARE A MASTERPIECE
By Gina Femia
Directed by DeLisa M. White
Featuring: CK Allen, Danielle Boivin, Nat Cassidy*, Heather E. Cunningham*, Joe Mathers*, Antonio Minino, Ben Schnickel, Kristen Vaughan, Aubrie Therrien.
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
WE ARE A MASTERPIECE takes place at the dawn of the AIDS crisis, when the disease was still a mystery. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joan, a no-nonsense nurse, becomes a sort of fairy godmother to the town’s gay community when no one else will step up to care for them as they die one by one. She becomes their friend, their mother, their sister, as they navigate life and death with this new plague; caring for them, taking in John - an artist who becomes like a son to her, burying the dead on her property. Out of the ashes of their collective lives, lifelong bonds are forged and beauty is found even at the darkest of moments.
TO RSVP: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 14th if you plan on attending.