In 1895, the first motion picture -- a train arriving at the station-- electrifies the audience at Paris’ Grand Café. Marcelle, a kept woman and her daughter, Jeanne; a wealthy investor and his pregnant housemaid; a narcissistic poet; and, of course, their waiter, are reborn through old betrayals and new lies as the astonishing technology carries them into a new century.
Casting: 3W, 3M
Commissioned by PlayGround, 2009, (Jim Kleinmann, Artistic Director)
Staged Reading, San Francisco State University Greenhouse Festival 2010, (Roy Conboy, Artistic Director), directed by Adrian Elfenbaum
Staged reading, Best of PlayGround Festival, 2009, The Thick House, San Francisco, Directed by Jessica Hecht