20:00, Thu 18th May 2023 at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
Easter Week 3
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Depictions of death/dying
Depictions of childbirth/pregnancy
Depictions of miscarriage
Why am I doomed to live on, to watch all the beings I best loved die before me? What grave sin did I commit, other than seek my own happiness?
With her famous, politically radical parentage, Mary Shelley seems destined to be a revolutionary. But idealism soon comes head to head with reality as Mary faces passionate love and intense loss in equal turn. A screenplay spanning the formative years of the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley interrogates what happens when our dreams are faced with reality, what we must endure to discover who we truly are.
This is a rehearsed reading of work-in-progress feature screenplay, to be further developed for submission to screenwriting competitions, fellowships, and development programs.