Diverse City Theater Presents Snapshots of Women Beginning Aug. 16

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Diverse City Theater Company presents Snapshots beginning Aug. 16 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre.

Directed by Gregory Simmons, the three one-act plays concerning women in their fifties, seventies and nineties will run through Sept. 1. Titles include Colleen Ireland, The "A" Word and The End of Civilization As We Know It.

Stuart Harris penned Colleen Ireland, which concerns "a 95-year old woman living in an assisted-living home [who] receives a surprise visit from her great granddaughter. "A mother is confronted by her son about her past" in Linda Faigao-Hall's The "A" Word, and in Lydia Stryk's The End of Civilization As We Know It, "two women, who share a common secret, attend their grandson's wedding."

In a previous statement Diverse City Theater Company artistic and producing director Victor Lirio said, "We are excited to present these original, extraordinary plays about five women, each from her own generation, grappling with universal issues of aging, identity and family. These are provocative and poignant plays about mature women rarely seen onstage today."

The production of Snapshots is dedicated to Curt Dempster, the late founder and artistic director of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street in New York City. Tickets, priced $18, can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit www.diversecitytheater.org.

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