The Wilton Playshop is staging a production of an original show, The Memory Of, in collaboration with the Lipstick Project, an organization whose mission is to create and promote art by women to empower women and enlighten everyone. There are three performances of The Memory Of–one on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. and two on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m..
The Lipstick Project strives to raise awareness and money for various causes important to women. The Memory Of is written by Rachel Schulte and directed by Jess Rodi,. and tells the story of Renee, a young artist living in New York, who is struggling to find her gift again after suffering a devastating loss, while those closest to her cannot agree on the best course of action to help her move on. Among them is Noah, her best friend and roommate. As Noah’s love for his friend becomes more apparent, he must try and come to terms with what he wants versus what is best for Renee. Meanwhile, Renee herself must make a choice to either leave the past behind her, or surrender to it forever.
A multimedia play involving both live action and film, ‘The Memory Of’ takes a look at dealing with what was, in order to embrace what has to be.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Wilton Playshop website, $20 for Playshop members, $25 for general audience.