FACING EAST the new musical by David Rigano and Mark Eugene Garcia, based on the stirring play by Carol Lynn Pearson, will be seen on the West End for one night only in concert form prior to a fully staged premiere as part of Fighting Chance Productions 2015/2016 season in Vancouver.
The West End concert will be the latest in a series of public development concerts that have previously been performed in Chicago and Dallas. Additional funds for the performance are currently being raised through Kickstarter to ensure the entire creative team from the US will be able to be in London for the concert.
The musical will then premiere in Vancouver in April 2016 in a collaboration between Fighting Chance Productions and original developing producers Nathan Gardner, Sean Bryan, Danny Brooke and Deborah Barrigan.
An intimate musical, FACING EAST tells the story of an upstanding Mormon couple who must come to terms with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their sons partner they must face a reality long ignored, and reconcile feelings with beliefs.