Hope on Stage invites you to join us for the premiere of the brilliant award-winning new play by Georgette Kelly: I Carry your Heart. The play follows a young woman as she learns to open her heart to love after the death of her famous mother.
This never-before-seen show will be directed by Drama Desk Award winner and Ithaca native Jeremy Webb, who is coming home to lend his talents to this special event. Jeremy’s cast of nationally acclaimed artists, beloved homegrown artists, and a rising star from Ithaca College will leave you uplifted, hopeful and deeply moved.
Beyond enjoying superb theater, by treating yourself to this special event you can make a difference. I Carry Your Heart is a benefit event for our United Way of Tompkins County, an organization which carries the hearts and hopes of so many in our community. Please help us unite in hope for our friends and neighbors. Please come to this very special night of theater.
Thursday April 27th at 7.30 pm:
Show and talkback with director, actors, producers, and playwright
Friday April 28th at 8.00 pm
Show, special performance by the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus, and a post-show reception to celebrate the Hope & Optimism Initiative.
Saturday 29th at 3.00 pm
Show and talkback with director, actors, and producers.
Saturday 29th at 8.00 pm
Show and celebration of community giving, including a short speech by Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick, a thank you from James Brown, President of The United Way of Tompkins County, and please join us for a free catered reception after the show.
Executive Producers: Andrew Chignell & Eliza VanCort
Director: Jeremy Webb
Cast: Annalee Jefferies*, Heidi Kettenring*, Emily Neves*, Jordan Dunn-Pilz, Darryle Johnson (AWI Grad) and Kristin Sad (AWI grad).
Set & Lighting Design: Steve TenEyck
Costume Design: Gretchen Darrow-Crotty
Sound Design: Palmer Hefferan
Production Stage Manager: Ruth E. Kramer*
Production Manager: Adam Zonder
Company Manager: Alex Esposito
Assistant Company Manager: Marissa Accordino (AWI grad)
*Member of Actors' Equity Association