BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE BY LEONARD GERSHE A story that revolves around a blind man living in downtown Manhattan whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie.
DIRECTED BY MIRANDA CAMPAGNA MANDATORY ADVISORY: In accordance with CDC and safety protocols, all our patrons and volunteers are REQUIRED to wear your masks for your duration of the performances and attendance of this event.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Some sexual talk and relationships, limited clothing, and language.
WHERE: Illumine Church 1262 Riverchase Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732 (Behind the Starbucks)
Young Don Baker, hero of his mother's children's book series, "Donny Dark" has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker's controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results. The play climaxes with Don and Jill fighting about the glaring personality flaws they see in one another and Don dealing with feeling doomed to move back in with his mother. Jill leaves him in a furious state and Don frantically moves around his apartment until he becomes disoriented, trips over his furniture and falls on the floor. Jill comes to investigate and regrets their fight. The play ends with a slight hope for their relationship.