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Bleecker Street

  • Phoenicia Playhouse 10 Church Street Phoenicia, NY, 12464 United States (map)
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Bleecker Street 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

2pm-3:30 Phoenicia Playhouse - $5, $35

Playwright Eric Grant

Stage Director: Philip Mansfield

Light Design: Zack Jacobs

Cast:

Scott: David Foster

Shelly: Sharon Breslau

Zach: Jack Warren

Steve: Jonathan Liuzzo

Public Open Forum with playwright Eric Grant following Play

Inspired by the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.  A mother and father anxiously await news about their teenage son, Steve, after learning of the attack on the popular gay nightclub. For 18 hours, they agonize over a single question: “Did Steve survive?”  Zach, their son's best friend, arrives to try and comfort them while attempting to piece together the events leading up to the tragic night. Bleecker Street is about grief, relationships, addiction, and the failure of language in the face of tragedy.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

2pm-3:30 Phoenicia Playhouse - $5, $35
$5, $35, $90 (VIP)

Summary:

Somewhere in America, a town is about to be jolted awake by news crews and police tape. Something terrible has happened at a local gay nightclub. Shelley, a devoted mother of one, receives a frantic phone call from her teenaged son, Steve. He begs his mother to pick him up as soon as possible. A little after midnight, Shelley returns home, covered in blood. Neither she nor her husband, Scott, have located Steve, but their phones refuse to cease ringing with calls from reporters hoping to get a scoop.

Later that evening, Steve’s best friend, Zach, arrives at the house to try and comfort the family. As the night drags on, Zach thinks back on the months leading up to this fateful night, and tries to hold on to only the best memories of his friend. Language fails everyone as they’re confronted with grief, loss, love, hope, and even addiction. Together, these three people must piece together their lives while agonizing over one question: Did Steve survive?

 

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