Theatre - Other
Friday, May 4, 2012
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
The play is based on the autobiographical memoir of Martin Moran and is produced through the cooperation of The Dramatic Reader's Service. Actor Kevin Ford's tender and graceful telling of Mr. Moran's emotional story of childhood abuse by a camp counselor, his recovery and ability to forgive his perpetrator helps audiences relate to an issue that has too often been kept secret or at the opposite extreme, sensationalized. Woven through the memoir is the indomitable spirit of hope that makes it possible for the young Martin to move from childhood victim-hood to a whole adult person.
Mr. Ford's performance was described by local critic-Ted Mayne of The Times Picayune in New Orleans: "...Ford's performance is stunning in its simplicity. He allows the author's well-crafted words to come through with a natural sense of conversation. In lesser hands, the monologue could feel stilted or forced. Ford delivers a moving performance that is genuine and touching." Early in 2012, Ford's turn in the one act play, was named by the same newspaper as "One of the Most Notable Leading Performances of 2011. There will be an opportunity for discussion following the performance.
Cost: Free will donation
Sponsored by: First Congregational Church of Princeton, UCC
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
Last Modified: April 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM