Theatre for the New City Presents VATICAN FALLS, 12/3
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by BWW News Desk
Theatre for the New City will showcase a reading of "VATICAN FALLS," written by Frank J. Avella (author of "CONSENT"), a play set against the backdrop of the Catholic sex abuse scandal, on December 3, 2012 at 7PM.
Based on factual material, "VATICAN FALLS" follows the life of one survivor who struggles with understanding how those closest to him could damage him the deepest. The multi-genre, non-linear play probes the conflicting feelings involved in most sexual abuse situations and dares to confront the truth about the ever-growing scandal and the Church's complicity in it.
"VATICAN FALLS" was set to have its World Premiere in Rome, Italy, last May but was cancelled the night before opening amidst controversy and claims of death threats. A benefit staged reading this past May, in NYC, raised close to $2500 for survivors.
"VATICAN FALLS" will feature: Francesco Andolfi, Carlotta Brentan, Drew Bruck, Matthew Crooks, Joshua Dixon, Cali Gilman, Kalen J. Hall, Salvatore Infantino, Maggie LaMonica, Devon Talbott & Rob Ventre. Stage Directions: Alexander Haynes. Songs written by Claudio Procopio & Frank J. Avella. Directed by Laura Caparrotti.
Theatre for the New City is located at 155 1st Avenue between East 9th and 10th Streets, NYC. Subways: 6 at Astor Place & Lafayette, L at 1st Avenue and 14th, R at 8th St. & Broadway, F at 2nd Avenue and Houston.
Tickets: $5 via www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=NEW216