THEATRE World Premiere Staged Reading
New Beginnings Productions presents
Second Chances & New Beginnings
By Laura Handke & Jennifer Solberg
Director: Meghan Daaboul
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APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 85 minutes
Sassy Larae Edwards and subdued Joelle Hanson, college roommates, re-connect 30 years and 1600 miles later. Creative Joelle gave up her career plans, married and became a mother. Party girl Larae drank her way through college, into a financially successful yet personally unfulfilling corporate career. A three time divorcee, her best friend is her cat. The two women – despite their differences – find common ground, conflict, mutual respect, and eventually a united purpose.
After her mother Joelle’s death, Ashley turns to Corina, her soon-to-be mother-in-law. Ashley’s distant bank executive father processes his grief through trying to control his daughter. Ashley is determined to follow her own passions and dreams, while planning her wedding and trying to be respectful of her father. Through the support and love of the biracial family she is marrying into – and a surprise message from her deceased mother – Ashley manages to track down her mother’s best friend, Larae, stand up to her father, and find a hopeful and confident path for her future.