The Open Gate Human Rights Theatre Presents UNRESOLVED The New York Premiere
six original one-act plays on loss, grief and recovery following 9/11
including works by JEFF BARON ROMULUS LINNEY JOE PINTAURO STEVEN FECHTER R. DAVID ROBINSON LAREN STOVER directed by RICHARD MOVER The Company WENDY BILTON ANN CARR NATHAN CLINE ERIC D'ENTRONE ANN FARRAR ALICE GOLD MICHAEL J. LOMBARDI ALLAN MIRCHIN RICHARD MOVER PATRICIA RANDELL R. DAVID ROBINSON ERIK SHERR Sande Shurin Theatre 311 West 43rd Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues)
Tickets: (212) 206.1515 or SmartTix
November 21st through December 15th Artistic Director: R. DAVID ROBINSON Dramaturge: DALE RAMSEY Managing Director: MARY LYNN COTTEN Stage Manager: NICOLE K. PRESS Assistant to the Director: ELIZABETH FAULKNER Technical Director: RAY THYS Musical Director/Cellist: JASON DOBRANSKI Publicist: OPR/RICHARD HILLMAN
You are bound to find commonality and feel empathy in at least one of the six plays presented in UNRESOLVED. They touch on the jumble of emotions displayed and/or suppressed in the aftermath of 9/11. A stellar cast takes diversified, complex characters and lets their personalities emerge with hopes and dreams, sorrow and sadness, lamentations and promises. In Ellipsis by Steven Fechter unspoken words and actions are addressed as a survivor replays the last day with her loved one. Floating World by Laren Stover takes on the viewpoints of a victim, as does Coda by Romulus Linney. A father's grief in Rosen's Son by Joe Pintauro and a wife's guilt in Bless Me, Father by Jeff Baron aptly portray the trauma and life-changing effects of loss. And Cocooning by R. David Robinson offers perhaps the ultimate solution. Far from being maudlin, UNRESOLVED is tinged with humor and hope, allowing the resiliency of the human spirit to shine through in spite of massive tragedy. It is a tribute to us all as we struggle to remember those that were lost on 9/11 and at the same time carry on with our lives.
- Laurie Lawson -