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Holding On ~ Letting Go

Holding On ~ Letting Go opens on April 14, 2012 for a 7 week run at Fremont Centre Theatre, an equity-waiver professional theatre in south Pasadena, California. Holding On ~ Letting Go, directed by Jim Reynolds, is the last of my trilogy of plays on end of life. (The others are Vesta and Dusk.) For more details go to fremontcentretheatre.com.

WHAT: “Holding On ~ Letting Go.” World Premiere engagement of a new play.
WHO: Written by Bryan Harnetiaux. Directed by James Reynolds. Produced by James and Lissa Reynolds and the California Performing Arts Center.
WHERE: Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave. at (El Centro), South Pasadena, CA 91030. Ample free parking behind theatre.
WHEN: Previews Thursday April 12 at 8 p.m. Opens Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. Regular show times: Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m. Closes May 27. Dark May 11-13.
ADMISSION: $25. Students and seniors $20. Except Gala Opening on April 14, when all seats are $34.99 (includes reception). Preview tickets are half-price.
RESERVATIONS: Call toll-free, (866) 811-4111.
ONLINE TICKETING: www.fremontcentretheatre.com

Bobby and Lee are a long-married couple. Lee is a hard-driving women’s basketball coach. Bobby was a basketball coach and, later, an insurance salesman. But now, Bobby is in failing health, even though he is only 51.

As his physical condition declines further, Bobby finds himself confronted by choices: whether to fight for every breath and explore every conceivable avenue in the hope that things will improve; or whether to make preparations for a graceful exit.

There are still things left unsaid and undone between Lee and Bobby. These things are suddenly brought into sharp focus, as time may be running out.

If we are fortunate enough to live long enough, we may all have to contemplate the decisions being faced by Bobby and Lee, in the World Premiere play “Holding On~ Letting Go.”

This new production re-unites director James Reynolds and playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, who last worked together on the professional World Premiere production of “National Pastime,” the hit play about Jackie Robinson that ran for half a year at Fremont Centre theatre.

James Reynolds is co-artistic director (with wife Lissa Reynolds) of Fremont Centre Theatre. He is known to millions for his portrayal of Abe Carver on the daytime television drama “Days of Our Lives” for an astounding 30 years.

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