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The Bench (Encore Presentation)

fri19jan7:00 pmfri9:00 pmThe Bench (Encore Presentation)Unfortunately, Mr. Galinsky has gotten COVID. We plan to work with him to reschedule to another date. Thank you!

Event Time

Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Location

CRCA Black Box Theater

910 Center Street
Conyers, Georgia 30012

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Unfortunately, Mr. Galinsky has gotten COVID.  CRCA will work with him to reschedule at a later date.  Thank you!

Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts Inspiration Theater is pleased to present:

 

The Bench, A Homeless Love Story

 

Based on true stories and real people, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the late 1980’s. It’s solo theater, where one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form.

 

“The Bench A Homeless Love Story” takes place in NYC in 1987 and the language and subject matter is taken directly from the streets. Real people experiencing homelessness, giving an authentic and bold look at the issues, the slang, the beliefs, the stigmas and the sentiments of the time. How much has changed since then? How much hasn’t…?

 

Not recommended for younger audiences.

 

Read the Aug 1, 2023 ArtsATL article about the show HERE.

 

The Bench is a powerful piece that shines a light on the complexity and humanity of people experiencing homelessness. As a performer, I am passionate about supporting projects that exist at the intersection of art and activism, which is why I am honored to present The Bench.” Co-Presenter, Monique Coleman, Human Rights Activist, Actor DisneyHigh School Musical”

 

The Bench is the crucial next chapter for younger generations to understand the roots of our societal ills and our collective history centered on housing, pharmacy, family, and the future. We are sparking a long-overdue conversation about how we treat one another, just as Hamilton started a conversation about democracy, The Bench helps us understand and speak with compassion about the most vulnerable in our society. I was fortunate to have success in NY and LA and I am excited to bring The Bench to Conyers, Georgia!” Playwright & Performer, Robert Galinsky

 

“A slice of life carved from the lower depths. Galinsky brings a wrenching realism to his material.”  LA Times

 

Written and Performed by Robert Galinsky; Directed by Jay O. Sanders; Produced by Terry Schnuck

 

January 19th & 20th at 7:00pm

January 21st at 3:00pm

 

Tickets $25 at https://tickets.conyersarts.org/TheBench-2/

 

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