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Dan Fingerman's The Austerity of Hope to Look at Gay Relationships in the Obama Age

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Promotional art for <i>The Austerity of Hope</i>
Promotional art for The Austerity of Hope
ELR Productions, LLC will present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Austerity of Hope, a new drama by Dan Fingerman with previews beginning Friday, October 19 in The June Havoc Theater with an official opening will be on Sunday, October 21. Dan Dinero directs the production, scheduled to run through November 3.

The Austerity of Hope exposes the interpersonal dynamics of a group of gay friends in Astoria Queens and the issues they and young adults across the country confronted during the 2008 election of Barack Obama — relationships, careers, finances and sex.

During a period that famously renewed the spirit of politics in America, they begin to balance their excitement for the hope he promises with the realization that true change might only come from within each one of them.

The cast includes Todd Flaherty, Akeem Baisden Folkes, Lee Garrett, Derrick Ledbetter, Kohler McKenzie, Jacob Perkins, Emily Rieder, Max Rhyser, Micah Spayer and Anni Weisband.

The set design is by Helen Ammon, lighting design is by Lauren Bremen, and costume design is by Liene Dobraja.

For more information and tickets to The Austerity of Hope, click here.

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