By Stephanie DiMaggio
Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein
WHEN: SUN, JUN 25 at 7PM
WHERE: South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange (behind the train station)
TICKETS: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
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New York playwright Stephanie DiMaggio's Levity wrestles with the impact of family secrets, and the fallout that ensues when fame and fortune don’t necessarily bring happiness.
The reading gives professional actors a chance to bring life to the play as they read with script-in-hand, and gives audiences the opportunity to give valuable feedback to the playwright as she continues to refine the work.
The compelling drama begins as Dawn and Adam are trying to grieve their father in peace, but peace is hard to come by when your father was a music icon beloved by millions. A week after his death, the kids are paid an unexpected visit by his first wife and former bandmate Connie, who has come in search of closure ... and cash. The one time rock-goddess- turned-recluse, claims to have a story about their about their famous father that they simply won't believe. Or will they? Over the course of one night, two families collide, secrets are revealed and art is unraveled - as they each learn that the price of fame was far greater than they imagined. Now is it up to Dawn and Adam to decide how to salvage their father's legacy without sacrificing their own.
About the Cast
The cast includes Tony Award-winning actress Michelle Pawk (below, left) and Tony Award-nominated John Dossett (below, right) who take take the leads in this riveting story. Dossett is currently appearing on Broadway in War Paint. David Ross and playwright Stephanie DiMaggio (below, center) will round out the cast.