Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley, Becky Shaw) for a discussion about her latest play, Can You Forgive Her?, opening soon at New York's Vineyard Theatre. The event will be followed by a signing of her work. The Tuesday, May 9th, 5:00pm event is free and open to the public.
Gina Gionfriddo premiered Can You Forgive Her? at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, in her third collaboration with the company. Gina is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights Horizons; Hampstead Theatre in London) and Becky Shaw, (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival; Second Stage Theatre; Almeida Theatre in London). Her other plays include After Ashley, (ATL’s Humana Festival; Vineyard Theatre); and U.S. Drag (in New York by Clubbed Thumb and the stageFARM). She has received an OBIE Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Outer Critics Circle Award, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg citation. She has written for the television dramas “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Cold Case,” “Borgia,” “The Alienist,” and “House of Cards.”
In Can You Forgive Her?, it’s Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s drowning in debt, may be falling for the man who pays her bills, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When Graham and his fiancé Tanya offer her a safe haven, a door opens, for all of them… but is the promise of a better life a treat or a trick? Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo brings her unforgettable dark humor to this timely, ferociously funny story of lost souls grappling with emotional and financial dependence, and the costs of the American Dream.
Vineyard Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to new work, bold programming, and the support of artists. One of America’s preeminent centers for the creation of new plays and musicals, Vineyard Theatre has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works by both new and established writers. For tickets and more information, please visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.
The Drama Book Shop, a Tony Award Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public. To learn more about the historic shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, please visit www.dramabookshop.com.