AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY IN 1960 — TWO GENERATIONS — CLASHING DREAMS
Join the 2nd Act Players this November for a unique look at the American immigrant experience in this all-new, two-act drama, New Year’ Eve at Grandma’s House. Tickets are available for $17 in advance, $22 at the door. click here for advanced ticket purchase.
An Italian-American family gathers to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1960, its first without the family patriarch. The country is changing with the election of the first Catholic president and the family is changing as well, its younger members wondering what they should do to be accepted as being truly American.
Must they sacrifice their heritage? What does becoming ‘American’ mean? And can the family stay together as turbulent events swirl around them?
The 2nd Act Players staged a one-act version of this poignant drama in 2013, it’s first performance.
Now, come see this new two-act version, with shows the first three weekends in November. The first two Sunday matinees will be followed by panel discussions on the immigrant experience in today’s America with guest speakers intimately involved in the immigrant experience.
2nd Act Cofounder John N. Frank authored the play and will direct.
Award-winning actor Aayisha Humphrey will serve as assistant director and stage manager for the play, which opens Nov. 3. Humphrey directed the 2nd Act Players’ recent #MeToo Play Festival and also served as assistant director for its 2017 production of Moving Boxes.
“Aayisha is amazingly creative, I am so thrilled to be working with her again,” says Frank.
Cast members are Julie Mitre, Ryan Hall, Jeff Watkins, Gina Palmer, Melissa Reeves, Phil Troyk, Anne Tracy and Olivia Cinquepalmi.