Ella Turenne's GRAY debuts 5/30 (Harlem) — AAPEX

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ella Turenne's GRAY debuts 5/30 (Harlem)

Ella Turenne

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope you will join me for my debut as a playwright. In addition, I am performing in the piece. This story is close to my heart (it's semiautobiographical) and deals with family, love and forgiveness. I hope you will come out and support! All proceeds are going towards the completion of our webisode pilot which we will be premiering this Fall.

*Please spread the word!*

Thank you,

A note - both Sunday's will feature a talkback with the playwrights. I encourage you to come and give your feedback!

"Gray" is featured as part of the "Come Celebrate The Glory of Sugar Hill" Theatre Festival. The Theatre Festival is sponsored by Heritage Health and Housing, Inc.

Life and death collide in this tale of redemption and forgiveness. What does it take to forgive someone? Is it easier to forgive someone you don’t really know that well? Someone you think you hate? Or someone who is a member of your own family? This dramatic piece explores the relationship of a racially diverse family: a granddaughter and grandfather’s quest for forgiveness, redemption and the ability to make peace with the past and present. Irene, a young Haitian American woman, hardened by the death of her mother and absence of her father and maternal grandmother, struggles to define her relationship with her grandfather Samuel. A Haitian white man who allowed himself to fall victim to his cultural history, Samuel has long since reconciled his past and tries incessantly to make amends with his granddaughter. An unforeseen tragedy forces Irene to rethink the importance of this man in her life.


Written by Ella Turenne

Directed by Jessica Hartley


Ella Turenne
Stephen Hill
Lucinda Carr
Tom Thornton

Temple M555
West 141st Street
Take the 1 train to 137th Street

May 30 - 1 pm
May 31 - 4:30 pm
June 6 - 6 pm
June 7 - 4 pm

Tix: $18 through http://www.smarttix.com/

ella turenne
art or die

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