Sister Cities at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
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The last date listed for Sister Cities was Sunday June 29, 2008 / 3:00pm.
Award winning Burbank playwright Colette Freedman’s acclaimed play, Sister Cities, is about to be mounted in Burbank, in advance of its European premiere at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This production is the first international effort undertaken by Burbank-based Sidewalk Studio Theatre Productions, a nonprofit organization that presents thought provoking theatre at its home space in Toluca Lake and elsewhere.
Sister Cities tell the story of Mary Baxter, a woman who has had an enviable life – a dancer who married young and never looked back as she traveled the world and moved from one marriage to the next. Four husbands gave her four daughters, each of whom are as different from each other as the cities they were named after. When Mary dies, Austin calls her estranged sisters to return to their childhood home for what appears to be a wake, but turns into a family drama that will unearth old animosities and new secrets that will change them forever. Ultimately, the fractured sisters begin to realize the value of “working with what you got” and the importance of keeping family ties strong.
Sister Cities has been performed in Los Angeles, Burbank, New York, and Florida, and is now on its way to the world’s largest arts event, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August of 2008. Among its rave reviews, New York reviewers proclaimed: “Wise, warm, and full of heart and humor, Sister Cities…is one of the best new plays of the season,” and, “The play is beautiful and devastating.