A trailer park in decay. A highway in development. A mother, her girl, and her girl's girl: a doppelgänger made out of mud. "Something is coming. It's either the interstate or the end of the world."
Part ghost story, part trailer park musical, part coming-of-age melodrama... Anna Bella Eema resists simple classification. What it is, however, is a celebration of storytelling. This play is brimming with life. The language is rich in poetry; the movement is exuberant; the music is enthralling. Described as a "ghost story for three bodies with three voices," Anna Bella Eema utilizes the traditions of legend, folklore, and even Broadway Musical to share a potent story about adaptation and survival in the face of maleficent forces and bewildering times.
Written by Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Obie Award Winning playwright Lisa D'Amour, Anna Bella Eema continues and expands upon Vernal & Sere Theatre's mission of presenting "imaginative theatre that straddles the line between sacred and profane, life and death, happiness and grief."
While we are proud of how harrowing and challenging our first two productions proved to be, we are equally excited about exploring the other side of existence with a kind of lightness and profound, sincere joy.
Directed by: Sawyer Estes and Erin O'Connor
Cast: Lindsey Sharpless, Erin Boswell, and Kathrine Barnes
Tickets available at: vstabe.brownpapertickets.com