LGBT Themes Explored In GLORIOUS DISASTER, A New Comedy By Caroline Prugh

Apr. 17, 2018  

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 will present a staged reading of GLORIOUS DISASTER, a new comedy by Caroline Prugh, Monday April 30, at 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center.

GLORIOUS DISASTER explores gender and sexual orientation themes as three women whose six decades of friendship is disrupted by the rumor of one woman’s love affair after 39 years of marriage. What’s glorious about love can be a disaster to friendship.

Caroline Prugh‘s Prudence was recently featured in the 2018 Liz Smith Reading Series, and the production of It’s Only Kickball, Stupid was one of The Advocate’s NYC Lesbian Stage Highlights of 2014.

GLORIOUS DISASTER will be directed by Valentina Fratti, producing and artistic director of the Miranda Theatre Company, where she most recently directed They Promised Her the Moon at the Theatre at St Clements and Snow Orchid with Angelina Fiordellsi and Robert Cuccioli.

The staged reading of GLORIOUS DISASTER features Ginger Grace, (THE PEARL/Classic Stage Company), Geraldine Leer, (seen recently in Charles Mee‘s SOOT AND SPIT, a NY Times Critics’ Pick), and Frances McGarry (producer/host/blogger of First Online With Fran, an arts advocacy program that features ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the arts.)

29th Street Playwright Collective Resident Playwrights is dedicated to developing the voices of emerging, mature playwrights through weekly craft discussions and to fostering new work for the stage, with a commitment to gender parity in theatre.

Funding for NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 is made possible by the Puffin Foundation.

Special thanks to Susan Macaluso and the Dramatist Guild Foundation.

The event is Free; $10 Donations are appreciated.

Refreshments served.

Please RSVP at Brown Paper Tickets

Bernie Wohl Center is located at 647 Columbus Avenue between 91st and 92nd.

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