Normal Ave Productions Explores Grief In A New Light

Normal Ave Productions Explores Grief In A New Light

Normal Ave Productions opens their 2018 season exploring the ageless question: how do different people deal with grief while finding the strength to move on? The company hopes their Winter mainstage production, The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, will allow the audience to begin a dialogue on coping with death and grief. Death itself is difficult to make sense of, but as Read writes so eloquently in scene 2, "you can try to make sense of how people are feeling about it."

Since the sudden death of his favorite student, high-school teacher Larry Morrow has been falling asleep at his desk and dreaming. The school's guidance counselor is hanging inspirational posters designed to help everyone "process their emotions." The student's sister and friends-more agitated and hormonal than usual-find little solace in Dante's Inferno. And as Larry's dreams intensify, a shocking secret is exposed. A secret that will change everything. Searing yet surprisingly funny, The Dream of the Burning Boy is about finding the strength to move on...and the courage to live without regret.

The Dream of the Burning Boy is directed by Shannon Molly Flynn. Scenic designer is Aaron Turetsky. Lighting designer is Ethan Newman. Costume Designer is Paige Sciarrino. The cast includes: John Carhart*, Liam Sweeney, Esteban Carmona, Ben Izlar Jr., Danielle Alfredo, Cyndi Neal*, and Elena Barone.

  • These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Performances will be on Thursday, March 1st at 8pm, Friday, March 2nd at 8pm, Saturday, March 3rd at 2pm and at 8pm, and Sunday, March 4th at 2pm. Performances will be held at Medicine Show Theater located at 549 W. 52nd St, bet. 10th & 11th Aves, New York, NY 10019.

About Normal Ave Productions

Normal Ave Productions is a non-profit, NYC-based theater company, founded in 2016. The company believes in a mission of "redefining normal", while engaging with and cultivating a strong bond with NYC's artistic community. For more information: Follow us on Insta: @NormalAveProductions and Facebook:

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