New York City's own Infinite Variety Productions is set to perform the compelling and captivating historical play, 'Eclipsed' by PaTricia Burke Brogan. The show will start with a three-weekend run, opening tonight, September 28 at The Tank Theatre located on 151 West 46th street, 8th floor.
Show dates and times are: Fri Sep 28 @ 7p, Sat Sept 29 @ 7p, Fri Oct 5 @ 7p, Sat Oct 6 @7p, Fri Oct 12 @ 7p, Sat Oct 13 @ 7p, & Sun Oct.14 @ 3p. Tickets are available online HERE.
Infinite Variety Productions mission is to produce plays based on womens' roles throughout history; giving voices to the many women in history who have remained silent for too long.
After a successful run of the historical play, "A Piece of My Heart", by Shirley Lauro, IVP's production was picked up for second run at the historical Living Theatre. Throughout IVP's run they had the support of The Vietnam Womens Memorial Foundation, and next year VWMF has invited IVP to perform this piece for the 20th anniversary of the memorial in Washington, DC. IVP hopes to keep sharing this play and story with others, in honor of the thousands of women who gave their lives and are still unknown to most of America.
After such a great experience with Ms. Lauro's amazing play, IVP was eager to continue with their mission, they just needed their next play. And they have found it.
"Eclipsed" is based on true events of Ms. Burke Brogan's experiences as a young novice in one of the Magdalene Laundries. Under the watchful eyes of the strict nuns, "Eclipsed" tells the story of four girls scorned not only by society but their own families. Considered "fallen", they were locked up and forgotten. In this institution, some girls fought to regain their childhoods, while others fought to regain their children. Forced to endure heavy labor, mental, physical and emotional abuse, these girls fought until their last breaths. The Magdalene Laundries operated for over 100 years, the last one closed in 1996. They generated income by taking in laundry from local businesses and churches. In what amounted to slave labor, the girls were never paid for their work. It is now up to us to continue the fight for the 30,000 girls who passed through these laundries. Hardly anyone knows that these institutions even existed. History does repeat itself; mostly because we refuse to learn from it. IVP invites you to listen and learn, and from there change can happen.
This production is supported by The Justice for the Magdalenes, The Adoption Rights Alliance and SNAP.
For more information on the show and The company, go online to www.infinitevarietyproductions.com.