Drama; 5m 2w
On a snowy inner-city street during a time of blizzard, a young single mother embarks on a friendship and relationship with two men: an ex-con trying to rebalance his life and find his way in the world, and a reclusive welfare recipient yearning to surmount his addictions. When a suspected sex-offender moves into the neighborhood, tensions, prejudices and pasts are laid bare, and characters struggle with the nature of justice, truth and forgiveness with devastating and sometimes violent results.
An extraordinarily ambitious play by a young and up-and-coming Rochester playwright, The Rochester Plays challenges us to confront some of our most deeply held fears and to examine the foundational ties that bind friends and lovers to each other, and parents to children.
Todd Texts is an imprint of the University of Rochester International Theatre Program. Todd Texts publishes plays commissioned by the Program and premiered in Todd Theatre on the University of Rochester's River Campus.