Empire Gas

John Drew Theater at Guild Hall
158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Skymaker Productions in association with The John Drew Theatre present Creature Cravings, a cycle of four plays written by Stephen F. Kelleher. Set in 1980 in a Long Island suburb, Empire Gas examines the effects of misplaced fear and racism on a community reeling from the shock of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. John Arno, a Viet Nam Veteran, returns to his childhood home and takes a job at a local gas station -- owned and operated by two Hindu brothers. Mistaken for Iranians, the brothers suffer the brunt of the town's frustration and rage through a series of violent acts of harassment. John helps the brothers erect an effigy of the Ayatollah in hopes of redirecting the town's hate. He then must decide whether to stand with the Indian brothers or side with the people with whom he's returned to make peace. Empire Gas is a timely, compelling tale told with much humor and compassion of one man's attempts to prevent a tragedy from befalling others, while seeking out his own personal redemption. Box Office Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm / 8:30 show nights Group Sales Number (10+): 631-324-4051 Appropriate For Ages: ages 8 and up

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