Comedy/Drama with incidental music. By Monica Michell, in collaboration with Diane Michelle and Barbara Lau. Music and lyrics by Diane Michelle and Nicole Andrews.
Cast: 2m., 5w. Caught in an escalating war of wills with her ex-best friends, 17-year-old Lucy suddenly finds herself the victim of cyber-sabotage and Facebook humiliation. The resulting loss of her coveted scholarship interview adds outrage to Lucy's embarrassment. Does she avenge her honor or follow her mother's rule-bound example and simply forgive and forget? Emotions cloud her judgment, and Lucy chooses revenge. But, before she can act, a freak accident causes a coma-inducing head injury and Lucy ends up in "limbo." Her subsequent conversation with a wisecracking ER nurse, who insists that she is the patron saint of the blind, plunges Lucy into a sometimes funny, sometimes challenging, but always illuminating examination of life's choices. Lucy's struggle with moral ambiguity is aptly set in the complex realm of online social networking—a world in which accountability is often blurred by anonymity, where digital manipulation easily distorts the truth, and where both naivete and malice can precipitate disaster. Lucy ultimately discovers that life's difficult decisions are rarely black or white and that the bumpy path to virtue is well traveled by both sinners and saints. Unit set. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
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