September 21, 2023
Thomas Sweitzer‘s play with music 20 Seconds officially opens September 21 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The six-week engagement began previews September 10 and will continue through October 21.
Jeremy Scott Blaustein directs and develops the solo play, which won Best Solo Performance at the 2022 Capital Fringe Festival.
Sweitzer grew up in 1970s blue-collar Pennsylvania, where his Italian mother’s meatballs could cure all ailments, and his father’s schizophrenia and alcoholism were fuel to a raging fire. One day, Tom ran out of the house and into the church across the street, and he met a woman who gave him a gift that would alter the course of his life: music.