Apr 062012

Pat Lawrence (center) Stars in Crossing Brooklyn

Pat Lawrence (center) Stars in Crossing Brooklyn

Two Groton actresses are in the Harvard Community Theatre’s presentation of Jenny Giering and Laura Harrington’s musical “Crossing Brooklyn” on April 6, 7, 13, and 14 at the Cronin Auditorium in Harvard. The cast features Groton”s Pat Lawrence as Des Delaria and fellow Groton resident Bonnie Marchesani in a supporting role. Other area actors in the cast at Ethan Butler as AJ Delaria, and Kat Aberle, Martha Brooks, William Fafard, Chris Karaleka, Steven Kosakow, and Mark Soucy in supporting roles. The musical is directed by HCT artistic director Michael McGarty. The production included musical direction by Nate Newton and a unique set design created by Doug Cooper.

Crossing Brooklyn tells the story of Des and AJ, a pair of idealistic public school teachers bent on changing the world, one kid at a time, in 2002 following the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Life is full of promise and endless possibility until Des begins to unravel under the weight of fears ignited that fateful September day. Splitting apart under the strain, Des and AJ struggle to find their way back to each other. The journey of the show is watching them heal themselves and each other through the people they meet and how they grieve and move forward together.

Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Cronin Auditorium at the Bromfield School in Harvard.

To reserve tickets, (Adults – $15 and Seniors/Students – $10) please call (978) 456-3454. For more information including directions to the theatre, visit http://www.harvardtheatre.org .