The Value of Names (2013)
Written by Jeffrey Sweet,
November 9, 14, 16, at 7:30 P.M., November 10 at 2:00 P.M.
Rose Firebay at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.
Directed by Lee Cromwell
Starring Stephen Hunt, Sophie Plunkett, and Rick Holen
Benny Silverman, a successful actor, seems to have surmounted the bitter time in his life when Leo Geshen, a good friend and colleague, named him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the McCarthy witch hunts. Benny's flourishing career was nearly destroyed and his comeback was slow and painful. The two men haven't spoken since, but they are forced to deal with each other 30 years later, when Benny's daughter wins a career-making role in a hot new play Leo is directing.