Wayne J Keeley as produced a play called Waiting on the Sun. It is playing in Danbury CT on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 8:00pm, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25. The play will be held at the:

Danbury Music Centre,
Street: 256 Main Street (the OLD Danbury Library)
City/Town: Danbury, CT

I hope anyone near Danbury CT will be able to support the play, sounds like a wonderful event.

Buy tickets online at www.thewyattfoundation.org on the contact us page. Hit donate for number of tickets X $25. Send us an e-mail with your name, address and number of tickets desired for a confirmation.

For more information visit: http://www.thewyattfoundation.org/waitingonthesun/


The play summary is as follows:
PLAY SUMMARY:

While the play, Waiting On The Sun, deals with mature and serious issues, inserted throughout, as in life, there is a great deal of comic relief. The play chronicles one night in the life of Justin, a bright, musically-inclined college student who is afflicted with Becker Muscular Dystrophy. The disease has left with him very little mobility in his arms or his legs. He is confined to a motorized wheelchair.

Justin's wacky, rapper roommate has decided to treat him to something special for his birthday: a night with an exotic dancer/escort. Arriving under false pretenses, Justin is led to believe she is a fellow college student who needs help with music choices for a dance audition. He soon finds out, however, that the entire evening is a set up; then the fireworks begin.

Tiffany, hired by Zack to spend the night with Justin, has her own issues. It's her first experience as an escort. Her fears are compounded by the fact that she has a genuine wheelchair phobia.

As the play progresses, Justin and Tiffany discover that they share many unexpected commonalities. The play seeks to strip away (no pun intended) societal conventions vis-à-vis perceptions of handicapped individuals. At the same time, the play serves to educate and entertain. A tear and a laugh are never far at any given point during the stunningly-portrayed and deeply-moving performance.

The title of the play was inspired by a song by singer/songwriter and Connecticut resident, Doug Wahlberg. His music is woven throughout the play.

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My son and I went to see the play. My son said it was the "best play ever." He could really relate to it in trying to make friends. Now that he is in high school, it is harder to have friends that he can just hang out with. Kids his age are afraid to talk to him because of the wheelchair. They are all extremely nice and always say hello, but that is it. The play made him see that he is not alone in how people see him, but there is hope if he keeps being himself. I encourage everyone to see the play. Beverly

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