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Convergence-continuum presents ‘a Map of Virtue’

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Continuing its 2014 season, convergence-continuum will be presenting the world premiere of Erin Courtney’s 2012 Obie Award winning “A Map of Virtue”. Opening night for the production will be June 20, 2014 with the play running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Closing date for the work has been set at July 12, 2014.

The play consists of equal parts of interview, comedy and drama as a friendship develops between Mark and Sarah when he gives her a small bird statue at their first chance meeting. Although now linked, they remain strangers until a fateful and frightening weekend in a deep woods cabin with Sarah’s husband, Nate, and Mark’s boyfriend, Victor.

Over the course of the play, the small meadowlark statue acts as narrator by announcing the seven virtues that the scene is structured around. Although it starts out as a humorous jaunt it quickly dives into serious topic matters of obsession, attachment, isolation and things that go bump in the night and it really is something bad.

“A Map of Virtue” is directed by convergence-continuum’s Artistic Director, Clyde Simon. The play features company actors Lucy Bredeson-Smith, Robert Hawkes, Mike Majer, Jack Matuszewski and Eric Sever with newcomers to the Liminis stage Kat Bi and Logan Smith.

“A Map of Virtue” opens Friday, June 20 and runs at 8 pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 12 at the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Reservations and information are available at convergence-continuum.org or 216-687-0074.

A Map of Virtue is the third and final play in convergence-continuum’s three-play series “The Menagerie Surreal,” which included “Lobster Alice” in March/April and “Swimming in the Shallows” in May. The series is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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