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Entertainment

Festival 56 presents ‘Fostered Love’

Stefanie Sambrano, Tommy Iafrate, and Tristan Peterson-Steinert rehears for Festival 56’s reading/singing of the musical Fostered Love.
Stefanie Sambrano, Tommy Iafrate, and Tristan Peterson-Steinert rehears for Festival 56’s reading/singing of the musical Fostered Love.

PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present a reading of “Fostered Love” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Princeton’s Grace Performing Arts Center. The full-length musical is the winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Musical Theatre Award through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

“Fostered Love” is about two sisters, Bailey and Maeve, who have been bouncing around homes in the foster care system for several years. Now Bailey is old enough to be an independent adult and can’t stay in homes with her sister any longer. “Fostered Love” is the story of how their world changes as they struggle to understand whose job it is to take care of the kids who fall through the cracks.

Claire-Francis Sullivan wrote the book, music, and lyrics for this five-woman, two-man show. “Fostered Love” is directed by Tommy Iafrate with musical direction by Nick Towns and Tristan Peterson-Steinert. Lauren Fitzgerald Veit is the production’s stage manager. Festival 56 season sponsors are Heartland Bank and Trust, Princeton Tourism and Visitors Bureau, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Grace Performing Arts Center is located at 316 S. Main St. in Princeton and is fully accessible with public parking nearby. To purchase tickets, visit www.festival56.com, call 815-879-5656, email boxoffice@festival56.com, or stop by the theater. The box office is open noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and one hour before performances.

Tickets for “Fostered Love” are $10. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and the famous Festival 56 cheesecake are available for sale at the lobby bar. For further information, contact the box office at 815-879-5656.

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