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If You Are Reading This. project 5

"Sometimes a death in the family is the beginning of everything."


As New York City residents remain largely on lockdown, the Hoffman family meets to sell their late mother’s Upper East Side brownstone and to divide a houseful and lifetime of memories. Ancient dramas of childhood run smack into the fresh grief of mourning. The questions that arise are not easily answered. What does it mean to be in midlife and fear you’ve made all the wrong choices? What does it mean to carry unbearable burdens? What does it mean to trust in everything that family is, but also accept everything it isn’t and can never be… 

written and directed by. Samuel Garza Bernstein

date. April 26, 2020 at 1pm PST

cast. Marwa Bernstein, Katy Downing, Michael Redfield, Brady Richards, and Meredith Riley Stewart

IF YOU ARE READING THIS has been developed through readings at New Jersey Rep and a developmental production in December 2019 at Pacific Resident Theatre. It has not yet had its public world premiere.

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