1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.
This play exposes the interpersonal dynamics of a group of gay friends in Astoria Queens and the issues they and young adults across the country confronted during the 2008 election of Barack Obama – relationships, careers, finances and sex.
Dan Fingerman’s first play The Austerity of Hope was performed at the 2011 Fresh Fruit Festival and returned to play a critically acclaimed engagement in 2012 at the Abingdon Theatre Company. Currently employed by Guilford Publications, a distinguished academic publishing firm, he has previously worked for a number of politicians, including NYC Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Christine Quinn. A graduate of the University at Albany (State University of New York) his leadership of numerous campus-wide organizations was recognized when he was asked to deliver the university-wide Commencement address. He is a member of CBST, an LGBT synagogue and serves on the Steering Committee of Out Astoria. For the past seven years he has led “Dan’s Team” raising over $25,000 for AIDS Walk New York. A native of Huntington, NY he currently resides in Astoria and is at work on numerous new projects.