August 16 - 17, 2013, Mystic CT…Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) announces Hour Farther – a Reading written by David H. Greer and produced by Camilla Ross. Hour Farther, set outside a rural Kentucky town, is a six-actor, 19-character ensemble play about Victor, an adopted-son waiting to meet his biological father for the first time. As he waits, Victor takes us on an odyssey with individuals who were father-figures to him: his adopted father, mother, and grandfather, as well as his reverend, step-cousin, step-dad, even Superman and Jesus. However, the spirit of Victor's deceased twin brother reveals a dark family tragedy that unleashes a wrath in him that may woefully ruin the meeting with his father. Or is it a truth he already knows? An epic play with cosmic and biblical tones told through rural, gospel, and hip hop rhythms, Hour Farther explores the notion: is blood thicker than water? The cast includes: Lesley Billingslea, Shane Burch, Joe Caruso, Quincy Clayton, Yohanna Florentino, Krystal Livingston, Naza Usher, Christopher Williams, Jamal Williams, and Paul Woodley. Readings will be performed August 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Mystic. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. David H. Greer, Playwright – David is a Tony-nominated, Hartford-based Producer, Playwright, Actor, Choreographer, and Dancer. His work has entertained and enlightened audiences in the US and abroad and raised funds for not-for-profits. Originally from rural Kentucky, David has pursued his educational, business, and art interests from Kentucky to Cairo to Connecticut and now Broadway.
Cost $10 at the door First United Methodist Church 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT 06355