The Play

SPLENDOR
A World Premiere by Kirsten Greenidge

Directed by Shawn LaCount
October 18 – November 16, 2013 @ the Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre

On Thanksgiving eve in a town just north of Boston, Fran is determined to make a nice turkey dinner for her chain-smoking klepto mother, and her couch-surfing older brother. If only it were that simple. A vivid collage of local stories exposes a community where generations of families collide over far more than pumpkin pie and stuffing. Straight off her smash-hit THE LUCK OF THE IRISH, local luminary and OBIE Award-winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge orchestrates 45 years of our history into evolving snapshots of race, class, dreams, and the place we call HOME. An outgrowth of Greenidge’s short play “Thanksgiving” (part of GRIMM, 2010), SPLENDOR was developed as part of the 2012-13 XX PlayLab.

Check out the preview piece in the Boston Globe’s Fall Arts Preview.

“[Thanksgiving is] an emotionally absorbing slice of working-class life and disappointed dreams”– Boston Globe

“A writer of compassion and deep understanding”– Boston Globe

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