WHEN REAL LIFE BEGINS was written for Claire Higgins to produce, developed with Richard Edelman, first produced at the Connelly Theatre, New York, by Chain Lightning, featuring Raye Lankford, directed by Ken Marini, and subsequently produced by Fun(d)Raising Players, Cape Cod, and Actors Stock Company/New York.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID
“Tour-de-force…a passionate hour of theatrical magic … simultaneously funny and moving monologue about facing death and embracing life. we vividly see their exhilarating time together. Chain Lightning has launched this thrilling play into a life which will outlast its creators, as performers vie to play this showy role. Tish Dace, PLAYS INTERNATIONAL
“Illuminating a Broken Heart To Build a Loving Memorial”…”the sense of loss is transformed by Anne's sense of humor… great emotional upheaval and growth... In the end the woman who tells the story is a great deal more than a survivor. Unforgettable. You wish it would stop, but know you’d feel robbed if it did.” NEW YORK TIMES