Ground Up & Rising is a non-profit theater company offering free performances in the Garden for everyone to enjoy this summer. September’s performance is Vincent River. Run time is 1 hours and 30 minutes.

Davey has seen something he can’t forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross, with devastating consequences. Thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous by turns, Vincent River is an upfront look at self-deception’s power to destroy. After her son, Vincent, is murdered in a homophobic attack, Anita must come to terms with her loss, and the hidden fact of his sexuality, an aspect of his identity that she had refused to countenance while he was alive. This grief and acceptance is complicated by the arrival of Davey, a battered and bruised seventeen-year-old boy, who confesses to Anita that he cannot escape Vincent’s ghost. Anita believes that Davey has come to admit to the murder, but it is a deeper crime, a crime of omission, that is haunting her son’s lover.