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June 3, 2023 2:00 pm
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June 3, 2023 3:00 pm
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bwWallaceNorman-63The MOSES GUNN PLAY COMPANY presents a single performance of BROTHER’S KEEPER, a one-person play written and performed by Wallace Norman, at the Guilford Free Library on Saturday, June 3 at 2PM. Admission is free.
BROTHER’S KEEPER opened in May 2022 at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. It then was presented at the Woodstock Fringe in July and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2022.
BROTHER’S KEEPER is a play about courageous survival. The play tracks the journey of the central
character, William, from ten years old to middle age. Unable to hide his uniqueness, William, like many
LGBTQ+ youths, suffers brutal abuse in school just because he is different. The toxic effect of bullying
is a key theme in this work. Brother James, his priest, takes a "special" interest in William. What
damage is done when a priest sexually abuses boys? How do predators justify what they have done?
Why do some victims survive and others perish? In middle age, William finds the courage to confront
his abuser. This cathartic event leads William to a path of healing. He finds hope and joy and love.
Developed over several years in the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Lab, the play has evolved into a
non-linear memory play for one actor. Following the traditions of the dramatic monologue as a poetic
form, Shakespeare’s soliloquies and storytelling, the fourth wall is often broken in a solo play of nine
scenes with thirteen characters.
Please register.