Story, Book, Lyrics by Kerem Durdag & Music by Andy Happel | WORLD PREMIERE & Portland Ovations Commission

Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:00PM | Westbrook PAC

Two immigrants, one first generation and one second, find themselves in the U.S. and, over the course of lives fully lived, make it their home. Theirs is a story of finding love, belonging and self-identity in the midst of turbulence, joy and revelation; of separation and loss and the frustrations of confronting societal hurdles of ignorance and hate. Created by poet/playwright/filmmaker Kerem Durdag and collaborator musician Andy Happel, this world premiere staged concert reading features actors in multiple roles, original film and animation, and 20+ original songs performed live by Happel’s own major-label recording band, “Thanks to Gravity.”