Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Brightness of Heaven

In the mood to take in a show? Then give The Brightness of Heaven by Laura Pedersen a try!!

Manhattan Repertory Theatre, in association with DeVida Jenkins on behalf
of the Villar-Hauser Theatre Development Fund present:

The Brightness of Heaven by Laura Pedersen

Heaven is billed as being a magnificent place.  However, entrance to Heaven is conditional upon having lived a “good life.”  But what happens when so much emphasis is placed on the afterlife that the current one becomes a prison, and young people start to feel that their choices are being limited by parents wielding a rulebook that came from a supernatural source.  The Kilgannon family struggles to stay together as their views on how to conduct their lives diverge.  Is it worth destroying your closest relationships over something you can’t even be sure of?

Performance location/times:

Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 West 42nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY

Thursday, November 1 @ 9pm
Friday, November 2 @ 9pm
Saturday, November 3 @ 3pm

Tickets can be reserved by emailing More information:


Laura Pedersen, who lives in Manhattan, was a columnist for The New York Times and is the author of several best-selling books including Beginner’s Luck, Buffalo Gal and most recently, Planes, Trains, and Auto-Rickshaws. Her previous play, A Dozen Perfect Moments, was performed at the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival. In 1994 President Clinton honored Pedersen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Pedersen has appeared on shows such as CNN, Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Primetime and David Letterman.

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