Saturday, April 03, 2010

Apr 22 | Father Daughter Reunion, by Sean Devine

Sean is married to Alexa Devine, known to PT audiences for her Jessie-nommed performance in GRACE, and slated to play Emily Morrison in...

play reading
Father Daughter Reunion
by Sean Devine

April 22 | 8pm | Playwrights Theatre Centre, Granville Island

Playreading of "Father Daughter Reunion" by Sean Devine, the new play Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre is developing (in partnership with Pacific Theatre and Playwrights Theatre Centre) for a 2011 production.

"Father Daughter Reunion" is based on real events that took place in Washington DC in 1965, when a Quaker named Norman Morrison set himself on fire below the Pentagon window of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to protest the escalating Vietnam War. Morrison did this with his one-year old daughter in his arms, who miraculously escaped unharmed. Following Morrison's and McNamara's lives leading up to the event, the play also involves fictional encounters between the now grown-up daughter and McNamara when she comes to confront him in the aftermath of 9/11, as well as with her long-dead father, in a conversation that spans a lost generation."

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