From staff reports
July 24, 2023
Conyers — The Georgia debut performances of the Off-Broadway solo hit show: “The Bench, A Homeless Love Story” are set for August at the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts Black Box Theater.
After its critically acclaimed run in both New York and Los Angeles, Robert Galinsky brings his hit solo show to the CRCA Black Box Theater, 910 Center St., Conyers, for three performances — Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. “The Bench” is directed by Jay O. Sanders and presented by Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Reel Cool Entertainment, Terry Schnuck (five-time Tony Winning producer), Barry “Shabaka” Henley (actor, CBS TV’s “Bob Hearts Abishola”) and Monique Coleman (actor, Disney’s “High School Musical”.) Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://www.ConyersArts.org or by calling 770-922-3143.
Galinsky has spent hundreds and hundreds of hours eating with, co-habitating with, listening to and volunteering in shelters, kitchens, and community outreach programs with people who are experiencing homelessness from New York City to Los Angeles to the UK. His personal experiences have given him a first hand experience of what life on the street is and the challenges faced when unhoused.