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Table Reading of the World Premier Play The Abuelas by Stephanie Alison Walker
December 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House is pleased to present a world premier reading of a full-length play called “The Abuelas,” written by Saint Anne’s and Barrington High School graduate, Stephanie Alison Walker, as directed by Ricardo Gutierrez. The reading of “The Abuelas” will be followed by a special talkback with the playwright, as well as questions from the audience.
Share the story of 37-year-old Argentine native named Gabriela, who is the first woman ever to be appointed Principal Cellist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Juggling married life, new motherhood and a high-stress career isn’t without challenges, but she makes it work, until a family birthday dinner brings unexpected guest with a devastating secret that changes everything.
“The Abuelas” asks how one goes on after discovering their life is a lie? Does the restoration of truth bring freedom or only suffering? Is it possible to integrate two identities into one life? “The Abuelas” explores these questions as well as the heart’s capacity for forgiveness even in the face of the harshest betrayal.”
The performance will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.
The play will be performed at Chicago’s Victory Gardens in February and March.
A cash bar will be available before and after the event; doors open 1/2 hour before the reading. Donations will be accepted to defer travel expenses of the cast.