The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman
STERLING STUDIO THEATRE - 163 Sterling Rd, unit 5
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DISCLAIMER: Strong & Abusive Language. Nudity. Prop guns. Violence of a sexual nature (not shown but mentioned)
The Glory of Living By Rebecca Gilman
Ms. Gilman became the first American to receive the Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright in England and was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for this play . New York saw a production directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman in October 2001 that starred Oscar winner Anna Paquin in the title role.
Set in the deep rural south this play follows Lisa (Carleigh Beverly) a troubled teen as she runs away with a much older Clint (Adam Lolacher), to escape the misery of life with her prostitute mother (Angela Besharah).
Lisa's white-picket-fence dream with Clint never materializes instead she is to procure young runaways like Kelly (Candice Mausner) and Carol (Katelyn Wallace) for him. What happens next is a gruesome mess.
Arresting officer (Taylor Whittaker) and Detective Burrows (David Greig) try to unravel this mystery with their only witness's story, Carol's boyfriend, Steve (Mike Lipka) who survived a certain violent death at the hands of this deadly duo. Carl (Adrian G Griffiths), Lisa's lawyer, provides her with the safe place to talk and find solace.
Directed by Sophie Ann Rooney. Assistant Director Ashton Doudelet.
Carleigh Beverly, Adam Lolacher, Adrian G Griffiths, Angela Besharah, David Greig, Mike Lipka, Candice Mausner, Katelyn Wallace, Taylor Whittaker, Ashton Doudelet, Sophie Ann Rooney
The playwright insists this play is not based on anything concrete but one cannot help but find the similarities between the true story of Judith Ann Neeley and Alvin Neeley, one of Americas most notorious couple serial killers.
When the play goes up in February 2013 Judith Ann Neeley will be up for parole, this is one of the main reasons for choosing this play; to open the discussion on crime, punishment, gun law and education in North America.