In the play, "Eric has news. Big news. He's gay. And he’s coming home to tell his family. But his family steals the spotlight before he opens his mouth. His father has Alzheimer's. His younger brother is schizophrenic. And his mother? She’s still Catholic."
According to the troupe, the playwright creates "painfully funny and painfully honest dialogue" for the "average Irish-American family in Pennsylvania who weather a profound tragedy."
The play is billed as "a coming-out story unfolding in the midst of family tragedy."
Timothy Ford has been an actor in New York City for 18 years, and this is his first play.
Directed by Jeff Seabaugh, the Equity showcase cast features John DeSilvestri, Scott Gilmore, Stephen Kaplan, Andy Melton, Nancy Rogers, Cynthia Russell, Peter Schuyler and Cara Vander Wiel. Stage management is by Jennie Contuzzi, costume design by Liza Ramirez, set design by Randy Lichtenwalner.
A Loss of Color will play the John Houseman Theater Center Studio Too, 450 West 42nd Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues).
Performance dates are April 29 at 8 PM, April 30 at 8 PM, May 3-7 at 8 PM and May 7 at 2 PM.
Tickets are $15 for all performances. For reservations and further information, please call NativeAliens at (212) 726-8891.
NativeAliens Theatre Collective "is a developmental theatre company dedicated to exploring the commonalities among all communities while celebrating the rich diversities that make us all unique. We believe that society is comprised of dynamic and diverse communities that are often under-represented in mass culture. NATC is dedicated to offering provocative theatre that entertains, challenges and enlightens."