Fordham Alumni Company presents The New Works Series: The Eternal Space
Monday, June 9, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre | Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St.
Written by Justin Rivers, FCRH '01.
On October 28, 1963 the demolition of New York's Pennsylvania Station begins. The wrecking crews work outside in the morning drizzle to dismantle a 53-year-old architectural marvel. Inside, a construction worker turned photographer is running away from his past while an aging English teacher can't let his go. Their coincidental meeting begins a three-year conversation over the value of old and new, as one man fights to keep the station standing while the other is taking it down. This is the premise for The Eternal Space, a two-man play that charts an unlikely friendship across the social and cultural upheavals of the mid-1960s. Calling on a library of more than 500 photos of the station's actual demolition, our production hopes to recreate the marvel and eventual tragedy of Penn Station's loss.
Fordham alumni working on this show include: John Cunningham, FCRH '01; Cassie Farrelly, FCRH '99; Dennis McCarthy, FCRH '02; Dawn McDonald, FCRH '01; Amy Verel, FCRH '99; and Sara Zick-Carson FCRH '01.
After the show, there will be a talkback featuring photographer Norman McGrath, whose photos of Penn Station are the backdrop for the piece.
For more information, contact Jake Braithwaite at 212-636-7501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.