By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Inspired by the journals, collages and photographs of Carol Emerson, LCSW, and Dr. David Nutter.
Product Code: DH8000
Community | Professional
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In the winter of 2003, during their first glorious year of being in love, Carol and David spend a vacation week in Death Valley. On their return home, he is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Months of chemotherapy follow, culminating in a bone marrow transplant that goes awry, ending David’s life. Throughout their ordeal, Carol chronicles her passage through love, loss, grief and recovery. This play grew from the real journals, photographs and collages that make this universal story poignantly specific. Learn More
Caitlin is an 11-year-old girl on the autism spectrum. After a mass shooting takes her brother away, she is alone with her grieving father and a cacophony of children at school. She struggles to understand empathy, what facial expressions mean and why a drawing might have more than one color. We see the world from Caitlin’s point of view. We struggle as she does but also take comfort in the times when she finds a friend, draws a multicolored mockingbird and can finally cry for her brother. Learn More
The Great Beyond reunites two sisters who have lost their beloved father and whose contentious relationship with each other remains unresolved. At the urging of their husband and girlfriend, respectively, the sisters decide to conduct a seance to contact their deceased father. Amazingly, this seance does produce the result they hoped for … in a completely unexpected way. The Great Beyond is a comic drama about loss, hope and finding the power to believe. This play is a companion piece to The Ghost of Splinter Cove. Learn More
Kylie is a young prima ballerina with a torn ACL and a chip on her shoulder. Esther is an elderly widowed Holocaust survivor estranged from her only child. Both are patients of renowned Black physical therapist Mike Sheffield. When Sheffield decides that the two women should share appointments, attachments form, conflicts erupt, secrets surface and lives unravel. A play about how we heal … and how we don’t. Learn More