NYSAF Reading Series: MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL by Lee Blessing

This gender-bending tale chronicles the struggle of Randall/Mandy’s search for him/herself without destroying the lives of those who matter most.
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Glicker-Milstein Blackbox Theater, Diana Center

Randall, a successful mystery writer with a wife and teenage daughter, lives in Minneapolis.  Mandy, a bit of a mystery with a husband and a troublesome, drug-addicted stepson, lives in St. Paul.  Randall and Mandy are the same person.  This gender-bending tale of bigamy chronicles the struggle of Randall/Mandy’s searching for him/herself without destroying the lives of those who matter most.  We flow back and forth in time as well as back and forth between characters, to learn the whys and especially the hows of a highly specific life and everyone it affects.

Directed by Maria Mileaf

As always, the reading is free.

There will be an informal reception immediately following each reading.

All interested parties must request a reservation at the following link:

LEE BLESSING, Author: Lee's work includes A Walk in the Woods, which played on Broadway and London's West End. Off-Broadway, he has authored Eleemosynary, Cobb, Thief River, Chesapeake and Down the Road, as well as Fortinbras, Lake Street Extension, Two Rooms, and the world premiere of Patient A, all in the 1992-93 Signature Theatre Season. Lee's regional productions include Whores at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and Black Sheep at Florida Stage and Barrington Stage. Other plays include Going to St. Ives, Independence, Riches, Oldtimers Game, and Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music. Lee's plays have won several awards, including The American Theatre Critics Association Award, the L.A. Drama Critics Award, the Great American Play Award, the Humanitas Award, and the George and Elisabeth Marton Award, among others. His plays have been nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards, as well as for the Pulitzer Prize. Lee is the author of over twenty plays and screenplays.


Mar. 20, 2017 - 3:00 PM