Company to produce reading of The Bread of Winter by award-winning author Victor Lodato
Monday, June 8, 7:00 P.M.
Short Summary of The Bread of Winter
Ten-year-old Gregory, estranged from his mother and caught in a brutal relationship with his older brother, has developed an intense attachment to the family’s housekeeper. Five individuals seeking solace and companionship begin to collide with each other in an escalating game of desperation and violence, while a stunningly cold winter paralyzes the city. And what's that strange light in the sky? Salvation or apocalypse?
Bio of Victor Lodato
Victor Lodato is a playwright and the author of two critically acclaimed novels. Edgar and Lucy, published in 2017, was called “a riveting and exuberant ride” by The New York Times, and “Magisterial … pushes the boundaries of beauty” by the Chicago Tribune. His novel Mathilda Savitch, winner of the PEN USA Award, was hailed as “a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel” and deemed a “Best Book of the Year” by The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, and The Globe and Mail.
Victor’s stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and Best American Short Stories. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For his theatre work, he has received the Weissberger Award for his play Motherhouse, and the PEN USA Award for Arlington (a collaboration with composer Polly Pen). His work has been produced and developed at venues such as Vineyard Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Guthrie Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, and Primary Stages.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Victor currently divides his time between Ashland, Oregon, and Tucson, Arizona.