Shirley and Iris: a short play by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
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Join me for a reading of my short play “Shirley and Iris”. Shirley is a retired 75 year old woman who recently lost her husband. Just as Shirley is ready to start a new chapter in her life, she is now charged to care for her 96 year old mother, Iris. As Iris struggles to hold on to her fading independence, she forgets to eat, take her medication, and battles with a daughter who makes her feel like a child, ultimately forcing these women to forge a connection, lost over the years. “Shirley and Iris” explores aging, care taking, and what it is to love.
It will be read by two brilliant actors: Marie Thomas and Carmen Delavalade (I’m so excited!), and directed by the great Elain Graham.
July 16th at 3PM.
GOING TO THE RIVER: founded by the late Curt Dempster and Elizabeth Van Dyke in 1999 at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, for the purpose of developing, producing & providing a NYC ‘home base’ for a community of female playwrights of color. Join us for the 2016 season reading series of exciting plays!
- 7pm on July 13, 14, 15th – 3p on July 16th
- Admission: $10 suggested donation