The world premiere of Rochester playwright Maria Brandt's new work, "Swans," will be presented this week at Geva's Fielding Stage. In the era of #MeToo, Brandt's story tackles the still under-acknowledged incidences of domestic violence. The play explores this through one family that's been torn apart by abuse. When the mother returns after a ten-year absence, her son must confront both the reasons she left and his own individual role in a world unsafe to women. "Swans" is directed by David Henderson of Method Machine and the cast features Spencer Christiano, M.J. Savastano, Judy McCaffrey, and Kevin Sweeney. Discretion is advised due to adult subject matter.
"Swans" will be staged at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard, on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. (followed by a talkback with RESOLVE & Stand Up Guys); Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (final performance ASL-interpreted). $17-$20. 232-4382; gevatheatre.org.