Facing East is a new musical based on the stirring play by Carol Lynn Pearson that tells the story of an upstanding Mormon couple coming to terms with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their son’s lover, they must face a reality that until then has been ignored, and reconcile their feelings and beliefs.
Facing East: The Musical features a score by David Rigano (The Rigano Songbook), with book and lyrics by Mark Eugene Garcia (The Holy Cows Of Credence, South Dakota) and direction by Andrew Hobgood (Artistic Director of The New Colony in Chicago).
Facing East had an initial development concert at the Greenhouse Theatre Centre in Chicago in 2011 and will have another concert in Dallas in 2013 before debuting a full production next season.
All productions of Facing East contribute a portion of the profits to local LGBT charities.