Playwright Patricia Loughrey (http://patricialoughrey.com) and I are excited to invite you to a concert reading of our new musical: Sonata, 1962. The reading is presented by Celebration Theatre's "Celebrating New Works" program.
An earlier draft of the show was read before an invited audience last year at San Diego's Breakthrough Workshop Theatre. This upcoming reading will be our first public presentation of the show and we hope you can join us!
When her daughter receives a scholarship to the music department of a prestigious university, Margaret Evans rejoices that the world recognizes her amazing, talented daughter. But Laura Evans returns home with a diagnosed mental illness, and a criminal arrest record. Now Margaret must find the courage to commit her daughter for a treatment that might restore Laura’s health, but at a cost. Sonata, 1962 is inspired by history and dedicated to the parents of LGBT children who, through love and ignorance, destroyed the relationships – and sometimes the children – they were trying to save.
Who: Celebration Theatre. https://www.celebrationtheatre.com/
Where: 6760 Lexington Ave, Los Angeles, CA. 90038 (In Hollywood)
When: Tuesday, August 15, 7:30PM (the show runs approx 90 minutes and will be followed by a discussion)
What: A concert reading with accompaniment by composer Thomas Hodges and Viola player Dalton Davis
Cost: FREE, but seating is limited. No RSVP necessary.
More info can also be found here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Celebration-Theatre-Announces-SONATA-1962-20170808
This is a piece that I have poured so much heart into the last two years. This is a show about understanding, forgiveness, trust, and the dangers we face when we place those things in the wrong hands. Patricia Loughrey has written a script that is brutal and honest and I could not be more honored to be a part of this project.
Special thanks to the actors and producers who helped us get here with earlier readings: Katie Caldwell, Cindy Alfonso, Danielle Gulihur, Meagan Pitcher, Casey Johnson, Kevin Pham, Priscilla Ju, Keely Stinner, Ira Bauer-Spector, Nathan Bauer-Spector, Breakthrough Workshop Theatre (http://www.breakthroughworkshop.org), Scripps Performing Arts Academy (http://scrippsperformingartsacademy.com).