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11/16/06: Facing East

Photo by Sandy Wells
Author and Playwright Carol Lynn Pearson

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Carol Lynn Pearson knows all to well the pain that can arise in the conflict of religion and new social realities. Twenty years ago, she wrote the seminal book, Goodbye, I Love You, about her 12-year temple marriage to her gay husband. Now, she has created a new play called Facing East, which follows an upstanding Mormon couple dealing with the suicide of their gay son. Plan B Theatre Company opens the work this week, and Pearson joins Doug for a conversation about how society and religious communities deal with homosexuality.

  • Plan B Theatre Company opens Facing East on Thursday, November 16th at 8:00 p.m. For tickets, call ArtTix at 355-ARTS (2787) or visit Plan B Theatre Company on-line
  • Carol Lynn Pearson will read from her newewst book No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons Around Our Gay Loved Ones Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Sam Weller's Bookstore
  • Learn more about Carol Lynn Pearson's work on her web site

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