Facing East: A New Musical based on the stirring play by Carol Lynn Pearson today announced casting and performance details for their upcoming workshop presentation directed by Andrew Hobgood of The New Colony.
Facing East will be performed at The Greenhouse Theatre Centre, Chicago on October 3, 2011 for one night only, with ticket sales benefiting The Trevor Project.
The workshop will feature Kevin Stangler (Fiddler On The Roof National Tour, FRAT) Matthew Keffer, Anita Kellen and Erin Kahoa.
Facing East features a features a score by David Rigano, with book and lyrics by Mark-Eugene Garcia and musical direction by Michael Evans.
Facing East follows an upstanding Mormon couple dealing with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their son’s lover, they must face a reality that until then has been ignored, and reconcile their feelings and beliefs.
Facing East is produced by Nathan Gardner, in association with Deborah Barrigan, Sean Bryan, Cat Stevens, and The New Colony.
(Pictured: Kevin Stangler and Matthew Keffer)