DEATH VALLEY: A LOVE STORY
By Sandy Asher
Directed by Alan Souza
Auditions: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14 & 15, 2019, 6:30p.m. at SCT Center Stage
Rehearsals: begin October 1, 2019
Performances: October 25-27, 31-November 3, 7-10, 2019
Auditions will consist of cold readings from selected scenes of the play. Advanced sides and scripts may be checked out from the theatre’s business office upon request.
About the show: For SCT’s 25th anniversary, we reunite with long-time collaborate Sandra Asher to debut her newest play helmed by guest New York director Alan Souza. Death Valley: A Love Story tells the true story of Carol Emerson and David Nutter inspired by their journals and art. From the ecstatic days of new love to a life altering road trip through California to an unfortunate cancer diagnosis, we join Carol through the peaks and valleys of renewed and dashed hope, the recognition of David’s imminent death and the journey that followed. Carol furthers her bond of love and begins a process that enables her to carry on as she begins to create new art out of the music and photography that David left behind. Death Valley traces a course of loss and grief, but returns again and again to a love that is greater than death. A world premiere production.
Roles (3 women):
Carol Emerson (late 40’s/early 50’s) Three actresses play Carol, an artist, therapist, and journal-keeper, plus all the other characters as she remembers them. Carol is about 50 years old, attractive, sensitive, emotional, playful, energetic and loving.
Carol One-- also plays David, Receptionist, First Technician, Pre-Registration Clerk, Admissions Clerk, Second Technician, Second Nurse
Carol Two– also plays David, First Nurse, Oncologist, University Of Pennsylvania Doctor
Carol Three– also plays David, First Doctor, Partner, Funeral Director, Executor Of Will