What We Leave Behind


Monday, March 19, 2018


312 W 36th Street

Rita is a single mother attempting to get away from her abusive ex and back on her feet—when she goes to work for Jerry, a lonely crime scene cleaner, who has spent his life with the unenviable task of cleaning up after the dead in New York City. WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND is a darkly comedic play about second chances and the people able to see beautiful things in ugly circumstances.


James Fauvell


  • Tricia Alexandro
  • Michael Kingsbaker
  • Erick Betancourt
  • Stephanie Seward
  • Afrim Gjonbalaj

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