'Grieving For Geneiveve' at the Workshop Theatre

Grieving For Geneiveve - a comedy about a dysfunctional family dealing with a wedding - will be presented as part of the Sixth Midtown International Theatre Festival.

Written by Kathleen Warnock and directed by Peter Bloch, Grieving For Geneiveve will play at the WorkShop Theatre beginning the 22 Jul for six performances only.

The production is funded with some of the author�s winnings from the television show �Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?� (Kathleen Warnock won $50,000 before being stumped by a question about Uranus. The planet.)

Grieving For Geneiveve tells the story of the Peck sisters and their mother who gather for rock and roller sister Delilah's wedding. It's her third try but it may not be the charm. Oldest sister, Danni, the one who lives in New York (and doesn't talk about her personal life) arrives unexpectedly. She's not in the wedding, but youngest sister Angel, a nun, is. Their mother Genevieve, a retired nurse and full-time guilt merchant, wants all her girls to pull together and help each other out with the wedding. Suddenly they have to, but for a completely different reason.

The cast of Grieving For Geneiveve features: Jo Anne Bonn, Derin Altay, Karen Stanion and Susan Barnes Walker.


Kathleen Warnock Playwright) is a founding member of En Avant, which has produced her plays 'Not at Home,' 'Rocks in the Bed' and 'A Bushel of Crabs.' She is also a member playwright of TOSOS2 Theater (NY), which presented a staged reading of 'The Audience' in May 2005. Her other plays include 'The Space Between Heartbeats' (HomoGenius 2002; Short & Girlie, London, 2004), 'I'm Gonna Run Away' (winner, Audience Favorite, Turnip Theater Festival, NY), 'To the Top' (winner, South Carolina Playwrights Festival, Trustus Theater). 'Rocks in the Bed' (Dramatic Publishing) and 'Around the Horn' (New Work from the 2004 Festival) are published in anthologies.

Peter Bloch (director) won SpotlightOn's Best Director of a Short Play award for Ed Valentine's 'Snipe Hunt', part of "Monster in the Closet," which won the SpotlightOn Award for Best Evening of Short Plays.

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