Grief Dialogues

OVER MY DEAD BODY

A New Play By Elizabeth Coplan
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Three generations of a seemingly loving family reunite to help their mother achieve a “good death”

How bad can it be?

"Death is not
a medical event...

... It's a human

experience"

synopsis

Mary’s family returns to coordinate her “good death.” But her children, grandchildren and new husband all have differing opinions about what that means: Lucy believes death is just death. Michael, believes death is up to God. Anne, wonders if there is something in between. Jason is preoccupied with reconciling a long kept family secret, while Nick loves his grandma dearly and is there to help. And Hospice social worker and family friend, Blair, facilitates more than just the paperwork.

genre

dark comedy

Tone

"THE HUMANS" MEETS
"MURPHY BROWN"

PRODUCTION HISTORY

WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES
Parley Productions

18th & Union Theatre
Seattle, WA

October 17, 2017

Manhattan Repertory Theatre
New York, NY
January 2021 – May 2021

CREATE THEATER

New York, NY
November 11, 2021
Developmental workshop with the Abingdon Theatre

DEVELOPMENTAL WORKSHOP

Abingdon Theatre
New York, NY
June 20 – 22, 2022

The Team

DOMINICK LARUFFA, JR

creative director

BRETT RICCI

producer

KRISTINA SULLIVAN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

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