Contact: Anne Leighton 718-881-8183 Box 670922 Bronx, NY 10467-922

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Passion of Mary

THE PASSION OF MARY is now published by Off The Wall Plays:

To perform THE PASSION OF MARY, please contact my publisher, Demmer Dewan at 

Forty years before the Salem witch trials, Massachusetts’ Puritans were hanging other Christians for slight differences of opinion. 

A three-act play on the story of Mary Dyer, a Quaker from 17th Century America, who was hanged by Puritans in the Boston Commonwealth.

Mary Dyer was one of the early crusaders for religious freedom in America. THE PASSION OF MARY has many historical characters including Anne Hutchinson, who lived for a while in the Bronx and Lower Westchester, plus Roger Williams who founded the State of Rhode Island.

Performance History

The Readers for Unstaged Reading of THE PASSION OF MARY, April 7, 2010 at 6 PM sharp, at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY:

NARRATOR – Valerie Killigrew
MARY DYER - Joanna Elliott
ANGELS: Joseph Deninzon and Lucy Aponte
GOD – Siobhan Dunne
WILLIAM DYER - Jonathan Kruk
ENDICOTT – Mindy Matijasevic
ANNE BURDEN –Narani O’Shaughnessy
WILLIAM HUTCHINSON – Patrick Carmichael
ROGER WILLIAMS – Patrick Carmichael
GEORGE - Joe Deninzon
LORD CROMWELL – Lars Potteiger
PATIENCE SCOTT – Gina Cracolici
CATHERINE SCOTT – Marie Cracolici
UTILITY - Jilleen Moore, Mark Kirby

About the Author:

Anne's first play REACH FOR THE SUN was performed by Poets Repertory Theater of Long island in 1977. In 2005 she presented a staged reading of her play, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN at the Howl Festival in New York City and as part of the Bronx-based series, HIDDEN TREASURE. The play was also performed by the River City Living Church in San Antonio, Texas and won the Jacob C. Hammer playwriting award at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Anne is a working writer, with most of her projects center around media and live event creation as both a publicist and music services person. Leighton actively promotes and builds careers of Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius, John Hall, King Llama, KJ Denhert, Gary Lucas, Allan Holdsworth, Patrick Moraz, Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson, Strawbs, Grand Funk Railroad, Phoebe Legere. She has books, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION (Soul Asylum Poetry), the e-book: GET THE GIG: COMMON SENSE CAREER CONSULTING (self-published), USING YOUR ART AND THE MEDIA TO COMFORT PEOPLE (published by Free to Run, West Hills, CA; out of stock) and PAWS FOR THOUGHT: HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR CAT IS THINKING (UK's Rockwell Books and now available in the States through mail order for $15 total at )