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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Blank - An Original Solo Play About the Truths of Adoption and Identity


Blank - An Original Solo Play About the Truths of Adoption and Identity

Written & Performed by Brian Stanton
An award-winning, nationally acclaimed solo show explores adoption and identity.
Playing 12 characters, Brian embarks on a mythical quest ultimately discovering the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.

Stanton plays 12 hilarious yet poignant characters in BLANK to tell his true adoption story, the title referring to the namespace on his Original Birth Certificate. He embarks on a mythical quest for identity only to learn he’s a product of rape. This horrific truth ultimately leads Brian to discover an instinctive love for his birth mother, a grateful dedication to his adoptive family and a sense of wholeness within.
When: Sunday February 16th, 2020, 7:00 PM Show, 6:00 PM Doors Open

Where: The Flex Space at 33 Hawley Street

How Much: Advance Price General Admission All Ages - $20 (Available online or in person); Day of at Door Price General Admission All Ages - $25

Ticket Outlets: Online - Brown Paper Tickets - http://blank.brownpapertickets.com/ or call 1-800-838-3006, In Person - State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence, A.J. Hastings in Amherst

Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire Gazette, WRSI - 93.9 The River/WHMP/Hits 94.3/Pure Oldies 96.9, New England Public Radio, Northampton Open Media, MassLive.com/The Republican, Valley Advocate

Organizational Support: Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Northampton

Four Sundays in February/KidsBestFest are produced by the Northampton Arts Council

Portions of the proceeds for all shows benefit the 2020 ArtsEZ Grant Round administered by the Northampton Arts Council

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