Villagers Independent Producers (VIP) Series

Authors/Playwrights: Bill C. Davis

Directed by: Darren Nye

Opening Date: 01/13/2012
Closing Date: 01/22/2012

Performance Times:

Fridays/Saturdays 8:00pm
Sundays 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

All seats - $15 Adult/Senior/Student
No Group Rates or Discounts are available

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Show Description:

“Avow” focuses on the universal themes and dilemmas of faith, commitment, human sexuality, obedience and family.

The Story: Brian and Tom ask their liberal and forward-thinking parish priest, Father Raymond, to witness and bless their vows to each other. Although Father Raymond understands their affection for each other, he holds that they must live a celibate life if they wish to be part of the Church. Brian is outraged. Tom becomes reflective, as Father Raymond’s words strike a chord in him. Brian’s sister, Irene, a concert pianist, is single and pregnant from an affair. Brian has convinced her to have the baby, which he and Tom will adopt. Irene, desiring nothing more than her brother’s happiness and security, tries to mediate between Brian and Tom and Father Raymond. Much to her surprise she discovers a deep attraction to Father Raymond. The attraction turns out to be mutual, forcing Father Raymond to reexamine his life of commitment and loneliness. In the meantime, Brian’s and Irene’s mother, Rose, works very hard through her confessor, Father Nash (who is also Father Raymond’s confessor), to come to terms with her son’s and daughter’s “exotic” lifestyles. As Tom begins to pull away from Brian, Father Raymond moves closer to Irene. Tom’s and Brian’s catalytic request creates five separate and linked spiritual journeys, each seeking to balance passion and faith.

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Brad Sarboukh (Brian)
Will Budnikov (Tom)
David Bronovicki (Father Raymond)
Jacqueline Alonso (Irene)
Joanne Sternberg (Rose)
Mike Levine (Father Nash)
Elaine Susarchick (Julie)

Thomas C. Buckley (Tom)
Melissa Sheil (Irene)


Producer & Director - Darren Nye of Triangle Circle Players
Stage Managers - Katherine Meshowski and Daniel Gittler
Lighting Designer - Patrick McGlone
Production Assistant - Robert Windhorst