Frankie Faison (HBO’s The Wire) and Ty Jones will be joining Catherine in a backers’ reading of Gino DiIorio’s award-winning play Reparation directed by Jane Mandel at the Davenport Theater (354 West 45th Street between 8th and 9th avenues) on Monday, February 23rd at 7pm. There will be a reception in the lobby before and afterwards with wine and light appetizers. The play is seeking a New York City run.
Timely and increasing relevant in light of recent events in New York and beyond, about Reparation:
An investment banker who has made a career by playing the race card finds himself out of options and out of friends. His last hope is an old flame with a hot real estate venture. But he soon learns that there are secrets buried beneath the land…secrets that will force him to come to terms with past transgressions, reconsider his loyalties, and determine his own legacy.
What does it mean to be a slave to one’s own history?
Must we apologize for what we haven’t done?
Until we deal with our past, the nation can never be whole.
“Reparation” was a Yale Drama League finalist and the winner of the E. Desmond Lee Playwriting Prize from the Missouri Historical Society.