A felon. An addict. A writer. Three estranged brothers reunite to settle unfinished business in the world premiere of a darkly funny new drama about the meaning of family by Gary Lennon (The Interlopers). Saverio Guerra (CBS’s Becker), Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun, Hostage, The Whole Ten Yards) and Sean Wing (American Idiot on Broadway, the title role in Bunbury at the Road Theatre) star as three brothers raised in New York’s rough and tumble Hell’s Kitchen. A Family Thing is a violent, comic and heartbreaking exploration of the way family binds us together—and can tear us apart.
“These three guys were raised by wolves,” explains director Chris Fields. “Life is a struggle for them. But in the end it’s a love story. A story about just how difficult it can be for people to love one another. It’s a gritty, grainy and brutally funny play about love.”
Peabody Award-winning playwright Gary Lennon knows first-hand what it’s like to grow up in a dysfunctional family in a tough neighborhood.
“I’ve enjoyed a successful career partly because I’m able to mine my own life.” he laughs.
A Family Thing opens on Saturday, February 16, continuing through March 17 on Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $30. Stage 52 is located at 5299 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 (2-1/2 blocks east of Hauser). For reservations and information, call (877) 369-9112 or go to www.EchoTheaterCompany.com
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