THE BISHOP AND THE BOYS
by Frank Cossa
Reading at Abingdon Theatre
Directed and Produced by Fern R. Lopez
Produced by Joanie Rochibaud
Co-Produced by Simple Production/Flo Ankah
Stage Manager is Susan Lee
A driven TV reporter and judicious Jesuit priest investigate a potentially explosive allegation of sexual abuse by a powerful local Bishop. Viewed through the colliding perspectives of the media, Church, and psychiatry, a fragile victim’s search for justice unearths unexpected truths amidst the fog of a sadly familiar story.
Ed Malone (Eamon Claire)
Flo Ankah* (Brooke Langley)
Jack Mulcahy* (George Kellner)
Alice Jankell* (Linda Lally)
Jeremy Swanton (Martin Lally)
Cherelle Cargill Chery* (Madlyn Edburg)
Simple Production Statement: Reading new plays allows us to bring forth the voices of innovative theater-makers, providing opportunity for global artists, and fostering a sense of ensemble among potential collaborators and supporters. We explore material that highlights the challenges of immigration, and expands our understanding of the woman experience in our world.
* indicates that the player is an Actors Equity member.