Trinity Rep Opens LOVE ALONE Tomorrow With Pay-What-You-Can Performance


Trinity Rep will continue its Three by Three in Rep – three world premieres playing in rotating repertory – with Deborah Salem Smith's Love Alone tomorrow at 7:30PM. Although our Pay What You Can (PWYC) nights are usually the first Friday of a performance, the schedule for Three by Three in Rep is a little different.

Love Alone by Deborah Salem Smith has its PWYC night on February 28 at 7:30pm, and The Mourners' Bench by George Brant has a PWYC night on March 7 at 7:30PMPWYC tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm, limit one per person.  Additional discounted, rush and group sales rates are available – call 401-351-4242 for more details.   

Sharing the stage with Love Alone as part of Three by Three in Rep is Sparrow Grass by Curt Columbus and  The Mourners' Bench by George Brant – all deeply moving dramas that touch on subjects close to our heart and hearth: the bonds and fissures of family, and the meaning of home. "Few projects more perfectly represent the heart of our mission than the trio of world premiere plays, Sparrow GrassThe Mourners' Bench, and Love Alone, which will run in true repertory and collectively make up Three by Three in Rep," stated Associated Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky.

"All these plays are "locally grown:" created and developed by the playwrights with our resident Acting Company over the past few years through an ensemble-based and collaborative process. Trinity Rep has always had a longstanding commitment to creating bold, compelling productions, and as we near our fiftieth anniversary here in the "creative capital" of Providence, Rhode Island, we are thrilled to continue and honor that tradition with these trenchant and dynamic new plays," Dobrowsky said.

In Love Aloneco-directed by Tyler Dobrowsky and Deborah Salem Smith, after a routine medical procedure goes tragically wrong, the lives of both the patient's family and the doctor charged with her care are transformed.  Ultimately, the play is a lovingly drawn portrait of how we grieve and how we heal. Love Alone is the recipient of the 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award as well as honorable mention for the 2011 Jane Chambers Award.

The Mourners' Bench, directed by Michael Perlman, is a quietly intriguing interwoven tale of a moment of terrible loss that reaches beyond time. Testing the limits of fate and redemption, these very human characters struggle to overcome their shared dark history.

Sparrow Grass, directed by Brian McEleney, is Curt Columbus's bold new play inspired by Racine's Phèdre, the classic tragedy is brought into focus within our current time. A woman's dark and misdirected passion threatens to destroy a family from within.

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