Metropolitan State premieres “Righting Home” Dec. 3-5 in Minneapolis

Righting Home, a one-woman play written and directed by Scott Rubsam starring Julie Dafydd will be performed at 7 p.m., Dec. 3, 4 and 5, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m., Dec. 5.

Righting Home is the story of a young man who has sexual reassignment surgery in 1976. After being abandoned by family and friends, her home taken away from her, she is told by doctors to move halfway across the country and assume a new identity. After landing in San Francisco without money or a job, Julie is soon forced to live in a halfway house with people who all have special needs. As their lives and stories become interwoven the house becomes a home for Julie in a touching, hilarious—and sometimes painful—tale set during the holidays.

Righting Home is the second of a trilogy presented by Metropolitan State based on Dafydd’s life. The first in the trilogy, Soderville: Excavation of a Life (also written by Rubsam) won the Kennedy Center Region V American College Theater Festival. Each play in the trilogy is a “standalone” piece.

Performances are at the Stagedoor Theater, located in the Whitney Fine Arts Center on the Minneapolis Campus of Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis. Parking is found on-street and in the MCTC ramp at 1501 Hennepin Ave.

Tickets are $5 general admission. Free for Metropolitan State and MCTC students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 612-659-7222.