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Last Request: A Love Story at Hawks & Reed

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December 16, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Presented by Hawks & Reed

$10-30 Suggested Donation

The Perch at Hawks & Reed
Doors Open at 6:30 pm

All Ages

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Last Request: A Love Story at Hawks & Reed
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.”
drawn from two novellas Nelson published in The Iowa Review.


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