A popular radio personality has become a TV treasure, thanks to her on-air charisma and down-to-earth advice. Along the way, fans have loved her stories of “my son the genius,” a never-seen character who has become a trademark part of her show’s identity. At home, however, the reclusive son is actually a bitter critic of his mother’s exploitation. What happens when convincing the son to appear on air becomes the key to keeping her top place in daytime TV?
This family drama uses the background of media celebrity to explore one uniquely modern path to success. It paints both a critical and a sympathetic portrait of a bright, ambitious woman whose talents and desire for validation lead her down that path. Her husband and son grapple with their own need for privacy in a world where everyone connected with a celebrity is fair game for public consumption.
A reading of Greg's latest play, Dead Air, will be part of the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival!
Saturday, August 31 11:00a.m.
Bird Room (off the Opera House)
Admission is free, but seating is limited. No reservations; first come first served.