With scenes shifting back and forth in time, A LASTING MARK takes place in two separate years: 1968 and 2008. On April 4, 1968, the night of Martin Luther King’s assassination, two families of neighbors -- one Jewish, one African-American -- face impending riots in Hartford's north end. On April 4, 2008, the same families -- now living in the suburbs forty years later -- face another crisis: the impending death of a close relative.
Reading at Manhattan Theatre Club, as part of their 7 @ 7 Series (2011).
Originally workshopped at Hartford Stage Company's 2010 Brand: New Plays Festival.
Commissioned by Hartford Stage Company as part of the Hartford Heritage Project.
Nominated for a Weissberger Award, finalist for New Harmony Project.
More to come.