LineStorm Playwrights with Holly Yurth Harmon in association with Artists Rep present
Welcome to Zion
Music, Lyrics & Book by Holly Yurth Harmon
Directed by Brian Shnipper
FESTIVAL DATE: Jan 29 @ noon
VENUE: Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland OR 97205
The teen suicide rate in Utah has been rising exponentially in the last decade, especially among LGBTQ+ youth. This new musical follows one Mormon family who, upon learning their son is gay, must confront the beliefs that have been the foundation of their faith. Maya and Jason are devastated when their son, Tyler, lets them in on his long-held secret. Jason goes into denial, Maya seeks solace in a new neighbor, and Tyler must find a way to navigate the world of both hate and love that his coming out has introduced—a world where, sometimes, suicide feels like the only option.