Punctuate4 Productions: Myriam Cyr Directs new play: Rite of Passage
“Rite of Passage” a new semi-autobiographical play by 25-year-old playwright Izzy Salant debuts as a fully- staged professional production at The Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, from July 13 through 30. Salant, a graduate of UMass, Amherst and the Kennedy Center PlaywritingIntensive, brings his family’s story to life with an amazing sensitivity grounded in love and faith.
“In this true story, a tragic secret haunts Harold while he is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah,” explains Myriam Cyr, Punctuate4’s Artistic Director. “He wants to know why his mother suddenly died and what are others not telling him. Written with a mixture of love, faith, and humor, ‘Rite of Passage’ is a touching story of a young man and his father coping with loss as they rebuild their family and hope for the future.”
The talented cast features Peter Berkrot, a veteran of stage and screen, whose career spans four decades. Highlights include feature roles in “Caddyshack”, Show-time’s “Brotherhood”, and appearances on “America’s Most W anted” and “Unsolved Mysteries”. His remarkable voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, and documentaries.