|Susan Keith and James Kiberd.|
Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos
Another school shooting has occurred in the United States. The teenaged shooter, Connor Stephens, has committed suicide. The victim was Tess Williams, the adopted daughter of a gay couple. In the midst of national media attention, family members arrive to pay their respects, but the gathering turns into a meditation on religion, tolerance and the effects of violence. In this intimate family drama, religious beliefs, consequences of actions, and extreme loss shake the families to the core as they struggle to come to terms with the American tragedy at their doorstep.
Written and directed by Dewey Moss, author of the critically-acclaimed Death of the Persian Prince, "The Crusade of Connor Stephens" is a timely tale about resilience in the face of tragedy, led by a cast that features Kiberd (All My Children's Trevor), The Exonerated's Katherine Leask, and actor and former "Dell Dude" Ben Curtis.
In the photo, Kiberd is joined by his wife, Susan Keith, at the opening night of The 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival at the Workshop Theater, New York on June 20. Soap fans remember Kieth from her daytime roles, including Cecile on Another World and Shana on Loving.