Urban Stages to Present Premiere of Monica Bauer's My Occasion of Sin
Inspired by true events, the play is set in a segregated city in 1969. Two men from very different backgrounds are thrown together by fate, finding common ground in their love of music. At the same time, two young girls from opposite sides of the segregated city drink in the new jazz scene for reasons of their own. Music seems to unite and uplift everyone around … at first. Soon "occasions of sin" - where fear, mistrust and racism fester - are inescapable.
During its development, the play was awarded the Theater Arts Guild Award for Outstanding New Script of 2010-11 and was a finalist for the 2011 Christopher Brian Wolk Award at Abingdon Theater.
The production design team includes Roman Tatarowicz (set design), Deborah Constantine (lighting design), Kevin R. Frech/Logical Chaos (projection design) and Sean Hagerty (sound design). The cast will be announced at a later date.