FRINGENYC, AUGUST 2015
Picked as a 'Best Bet,' & selected for publication in best american festival plays 2015
by applause books!
Tessa, a veterinarian who now runs a dog rescue in Northern CA, is outspoken, has an over inflated sense of justice, and probably drinks too much. Tessa is desperate to find a new building for her no kill shelter, being forced out by an incoming Starbucks. She is at the mercy of the disapproving city council, is confronted with her high school sweetheart moving back home, and all the while is mentoring teenage volunteer and budding vet Molly Mattie, who has a penchant for pop culture, and thinks Tessa is the greatest thing since sliced bread. At the end of her rope, Tessa is left with approaching her estranged father for financial assistance to keep the rescue open to save the dogs, and ultimately, herself.
St. Francis is a story about recognition, redemption, and the complicated relationships between parents and their adult children.
First Look at St. Francis
A first draft reading
Tues, Oct. 14th, 7-9pm, Q&A afterward
Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St, west of B'way
NY, NY 10023
We ran out of seats! It was packed.