BEFORE WE'RE GONE a new play by Jerry Small
"...classy, sensory explosion...it feels like you are watching an old classic movie where every part comes together so powerfully it tickles your feel-good muscles." Stage Biz / Jacquelyn Claire
BEFORE WE'RE GONE is the story of a Pulitzer-winning playwright, screenwriter and outspoken political activist (played by Leenya Rideout), who has disappeared from her high profile life in New York, Hollywood, and the tabloids, to hide under an assumed name in a secluded seaside motel in Santa Barbara, California. She is surprised by an unexpected visit from a man (played by John Zdrojeski) with whom she had a brief relationship 25 years earlier, when she was 36 and at the height of her Broadway fame. He was naïve, 20, and studying to be a Catholic priest. They met during the 1950's in Reno's famous art-deco Mapes Hotel, where she was staying for her six-weeks divorce, and he was working in the hotel while on sabbatical from the Franciscan Order, struggling to resolve doubts about the priesthood and himself. Over the last 25 years, they have not seen each other nor spoken.
The play stars Leenya Rideout, whose Broadway credits include War Horse, Company, Cabaret and Cyrano de Bergerac. Also starring is John Zdrojeski, who has appeared in numerous regional productions.
* Equity Approved Showcase
13th Street Repertory Company (View)
50 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
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