Here's how the event is billed: "In Absence, an excitingly theatrical play about aging, power, grace and imagination, Olympia Dukakis plays Helen, an iron-willed woman who suffers from memory loss. As her sense of self dissolves with her memories, she struggles to find meaning in her new existence."
The performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, cast and creative team.
"Midtown Direct Rep is thrilled and honored that Olympia Dukakis, an actress of unmatched stature, will join MDR company members, guest actors, and director Margaret Whitton in helping to launch this important new American play,” MDR artistic producer Steven Tabakin said in a statement. "We're indebted to Peter M. Floyd for such a beautiful piece of writing, and we are excited that our audience at SOPAC will be among the first to be exposed to this extraordinary new work."
Emily Bauer will read stage directions, and James Latus will be the stage manager.
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