Little Candle Presents World Premiere Play About The 2008 Mortgage Crisis
by BWW News Desk Jul. 13, 2017
In 2008, playwright Stephanie Alison Walker and her husband were among the 1 in 54 homeowners to receive a foreclosure notice when the American housing market collapsed. As she fought to save her home and her marriage, Walker penned the first draft of American Home. In this powerful drama, opening August 26 at the Fremont Centre Theatre, a young couple faces eviction from the dream house they stretched to buy, an elderly widow falls prey to a reverse mortgage scheme, and a minister of the prosperity gospel must face the flock she's led astray. American Home takes an unflinching look at the impossible choices people make when faced with losing everything and, ultimately, celebrates the powerful resilience of community and the human spirit.
Walker's popular blog, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE - featured by the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Huffington Post Live and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer - has been called "a heartbreaking work of staggering acceptance" and her play, American Home, is a work of that same tone and caliber.
"I was astounded, when I first read the script," says Little Candle Productions co-founder and Managing Director Betsy Roth, "That a piece dealing with this subject matter as deeply and personally as Stephanie does could still leave me with sense of hope. At Little Candle, we are passionate about creating theatre that affirms our audiences, that looks at the human experience through a lens that shows us that even our own brokenness is not beyond repair, and American Home absolutely hits the mark."
American Home runs August 26 - September 24 2017
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