Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT
Playhouse on Park has produced many classic and well-loved plays and musicals during its six years in operation, at the professional level and at an affordable price. Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created in an effort to help designate the Greater Hartford Area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work. This exciting series continues with Eve Lederman's Let It Come Down on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30pm.
The mission of Playwrights on Park is to produce original plays and musicals, therefore fostering emerging and established playwrights. Each reading features a new work, where audience members participate in a talk back session with the playwright, director and cast members. Audience members are also provided with response cards at the end of each reading.
Inspired by deposition transcripts from a malpractice case, Let It Come Down portrays the relationship between patient and therapist as a seductive love more powerful and volatile than any romance. Rachel is exploring family secrets with her maternal therapist, but when the doctor faces a lawsuit for abruptly terminating treatment, she paints Rachel as violent and an explosive, life-altering battle ensues. This tale of betrayal ignites a dialogue about the dynamics of therapy and the blurry line between obsession and love.
Eve’s memoir Letters From My Sister: On Life, Love and Hair Removal was published by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and released on Audible.com. The New York Times City section editor hailed the book as “a warm slice of life of the edge, with an edge.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times. Eve is also a monologist and has performed in New York at The Players Club, the Bryant Park Reading Room, the Nuyorican Poets Café and The Cornelia Street Café, with whom she is developing a solo spoken word show. Eve was named one of “New York’s best emerging Jewish artists” by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and told stories on the Museum’s stage.
For tickets, please call our box office at 860-523-5900 x10, or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. All tickets are $5 each, general admission. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119.