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Last Request: A Love Story


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Last Request: A Love Story

LAST REQUEST; A LOVE STORY is a story of love, loss, and lessons learned. Katie Fitzgerald has

returned to her childhood home to take care of her mother, Kedney, who is in hospice. To

make the time pass, Kedney comes up with a game and challenges her daughter Katie to write a

musical about her life, “and then you can sing it to me while I die.” Kedney’s extraordinary life

was filled with passion, drama, humor, poetry, and for Katie, one significant surprise. Katie,

who tells the story, wants people to understand, and help her remember who her mother was.

TRACY GRAMMER is a nationally-touring singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and

writer based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. In 2018, after 12 albums and 20 years on the road,

she joined the Pioneer Valley’s theatre community by way of Greenfield Community College,

and remains as active as her music career will allow, appearing most recently as Mrs. Kendal in

GCC’s production of THE ELEPHANT MAN (May, 2022) and as Bessie in Westfield Theatre

Groups MARVIN’S ROOM (Oct. 2022). Her website is at www.tracygrammer.com

PETE NELSON is a writer with over 30 books and 200 articles or short stories published in

national magazines. His novel, I Thought You Were Dead (Algonquin, 2012) was a NEIBA best-

seller and his non-fiction history Left For Dead was an ALA “Reading Is Fundamental” pick and

won the Christopher Award in 2004. Nelson is also a songwriter, with two albums, THE

RESTLESS BOYS CLUB and DAYS LIKE HORSES, on the Signature Sounds label. Maine public radio

called Nelson “America’s best undiscovered songwriter.” LAST REQUEST; A LOVE STORY is

drawn from two novellas Nelson published in The Iowa Review.

Event Details

Date & Time: December 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Event Venue

Venue Name: The Perch at Hawks & Reed
289 Main St, 4th Floor
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States