Virginia Madsen, Academy Award nominee from the hit movie “Sideways”, has been added to the east coast tour of Stan Zimmerman’s suicide awareness play, ‘Right Before I Go’, highlighting the raw struggles of people in all walks of life that have died by suicide.
The play brings to life the last words written in letters by individuals lost-including celebrities, veterans, children and those identifying as LGBTQ+, people who have experienced a range of mental health calamities -as well as those who have survived attempts. ‘Right Before I Go’, produced by Seedling Events, will also feature cast members from the popular TV show ‘Gilmore Girls’, with its first performance at 3p.m. in Ogunquit, Maine on October 2, 2022. Tickets, cast bios and additional information about this production can be found at www.seedlingevents.com.
The tour will run for one week throughout New England and down the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Washington D.C. (including stops in Woodstock, NY; Manchester, New Hampshire; Wilmington, Delaware and ending in Baltimore, Maryland). The play will be under the direction of Gilmore alum Devon M. Schwartz, who brings nearly three decades of theater experience from across the country to this project. To date, cast members include playwright & narrator, Stan Zimmerman (whose writing credits include The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls & Roseanne), Shelly Cole, Nick Holmes, Devon Michaels, and now, Virginia Madsen, whose nephew died by suicide this year.
“After the suicide death of my good friend, Kevin Gill, I was at a loss about how to process this. Seeing so much shame around the topic, I decided to create a play in the vein of “The Vagina Monologues”, easily produced with actors on stools, reading the script from music stands.” Stan Zimmerman, Right Before I Go creator, said. My hope is that this will create an opening for a much needed discussion about a very complicated issue.”
Confirmed performances, for this production, of Right Before I Go include:
October 2nd @ 3p.m.
Ogunquit, Maine (The Leavitt Theater)
October 3rd @ 7p.m.
Manchester, New Hampshire (The Rex Theater @ The Palace)
October 5th & 6th @ 7p.m.
Woodstock, New York (Woodstock Playhouse)
October 7th @ 8p.m.
Wilmington, Delaware (Theatre N at Nemours)
October 8th @ 8p.m.
Washington D.C, (The Lang Theatre @ Atlas Performing Arts Center)
October 9th @ 8p.m.
Baltimore, MD (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company)