Casting Announced for Reading of Vatican Falls
By Andrew Gans
Theatre for the New City will present a reading of Frank J. Avella's Vatican Falls, a play "set against the backdrop of the Catholic sex abuse scandal," Dec. 3 at 7 PM.
Directed by Laura Caparrotti, the reading will feature the talents of Francesco Andolfi, Carlotta Brentan, Drew Bruck, Matthew Crooks, Joshua Dixon, Cali Gilman, Kalen J. Hall, Salvatore Infantino, Maggie LaMonica, Devon Talbott and Rob Ventre. Alexander Haynes will read the stage directions.
Based on factual material, Vatican Falls, according to press notes, "follows the life of one survivor who struggles with understanding how those closest to him could damage him the deepest. The multi-genre, non-linear play probes the conflicting feelings involved in most sexual abuse situations and dares to confront the truth about the ever-growing scandal and the Church’s complicity in it."
The reading will also feature songs written by Claudio Procopio and Frank J. Avella.
Theatre for the New City is located at 155 1st Avenue between East 9th and 10th Streets. Tickets, priced $5, are available by visiting www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=NEW216. Call (973) 715-2356 for further information.
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