This play might make you cry too
The Concrete Temple Theater previewed its latest play ‘The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry.’ The play is written by Renee Philippi and is co-directed by Eric Nightengale and Renee. The story follows three characters, a mother and daughter duo (played by Melissa Hurst and Lisa Kitchens respectively), and a local plumber named Curtis (Heinley Gaspard). The mother, Dixie, is tired of living a monotonous life in Florida. So one day she presents an idea to her daughter, Maria, about leaving Florida and traveling to Las Vegas. The only problem is that the ground is literally sinking beneath their houses and water is flooding in. With that problem, traveling to Vegas seems nearly impossible. Haunted by thoughts of the past and feeling trapped, these three characters must decide how they want to live their lives. Pairing women and water as metaphors, ‘The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry’ explores themes of conservation and a longing for happiness.
Performances of ‘The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry’ are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 pm and on Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors. Purchase at http://here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. The running time is 80 minutes and will run from November 27 to December 13.