To My Friends: The Life and Death of George Eastman
A supernatural play by Spencer Christiano
Presented as a staged reading at
Sunday, March 18th at 7pm – Free admission
Part of the American Playwright Series
Playwright Spencer Christiano, a Rochester native, has written a supernatural play about George Eastman that, taking place on the afternoon of his suicide, addresses the rumors that have haunted Eastman’s life, relationships, and legacy.
The play will be performed in a staged reading at the MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, New York on Sunday, March 18th at 7pm. The presentation will be free and open to the public.
There will be a press event at the MuCCC Theater at which Mr. Christiano will be available for interviews on Wednesday, March 14th at noon, approximately eighty years to the minute of Mr. Eastman’s suicide. He will discuss the origins of the play and its recent rejection by the George Eastman House. A short excerpt from the play will be performed.
Spencer Christiano is a playwright-in-residence at the MuCCC Theater. He is the author of such controversial plays as “Midnight in the Front Lawn of Good and Evil: a hypothesis,” a meditation on citizens and the police that was inspired by Rochester’s Emily Good / Police Recording incident, and “The Sidewalk That Couldn’t Be Plowed,” a duet of plays exploring the effects of a sex offender moving into a working class neighborhood. He is a proud member of the George Eastman House.
The title of Mr. Christiano’s play, “To My Friends,” is taken from Eastman’s suicide note.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Artist Development, The MuCCC Theater