Reading of “Welcome to Zion” in Tigard, Oregon
Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 7:30pm – Did you join us a few months back for an afternoon with the talented Holly Yurth Richards? She gave us the back story on her musical “Welcome to Zion” and played some for us on her computer.
Come now for a free reading on the big stage. The Broadway Rose Theater Company is hosting. This presentation will include act one, act two and an intermission.
The teen suicide rate in Utah has been rising exponentially in the last decade, especially among LGBTQ+ youth. WELCOME TO ZION follows one Mormon family who, upon learning their son is gay, must try to reconcile this new reality with the beliefs that form the foundation of their faith.
Maya and Jason are devastated when their son, Tyler, lets them in on his long-held secret: he is gay. Jason goes into denial, Maya seeks for solace in a new neighbor, and Tyler must find a way to navigate the world of both hate and love that his coming out has introduced – a world where, sometimes, suicide feels like the only option.
More information on the artist and the production: www.hollyyurthrichards.com.
Free tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-zion-a-new-musical-tickets-70585999625