WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This event is a staged reading of a new play by Marianna Levine. The play questions whether luck in love and life is about random chance or a matter of fate. When the two Gardiner sisters return to Hawaii after 20 years to bury their mother's ashes, they find that their childhood garden, the place where their mother wished to be buried, has been destroyed. While the Gardiners wait at the Manoa Valley Inn for their father to arrive with the ashes, they are surprised to discover that an old friend of theirs, now a well-known TV star, is also staying at the inn for one night with his father, a former University of Hawaii professor and colleague of their father's. Like the Gardiners' recently deceased mother, their friend's father is a Holocaust survivor who once had a close relationship with their mother that revolved around their love of gardening.