LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL by Timothy R King

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Gerald is a writer. For some time, he has been preoccupied–even haunted–by the Holocaust. More specifically, a vision from the Holocaust. His fiancee wants him to work on something profitable but some ghosts of the Holocaust, specifically one from that vision, have ideas of their own.

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CHARACTERS

Caitlyn: Gerald’s girlfriend, late 20s, strong, independent

Gerald: 30-ish, idealistic, confused

Sara: late 50s, Holocaust victim; Steel Magnolia

Tadeusz: late 40s, Holocaust victim; obstructionist

REVIEW

Timothy King has written a fascinating play that is essentially about the nonlinear, often messy process of writing. King’s protagonist encounters Holocaust victims who return to inform him that no screenwriter has ever effectively captured the horrors of their experiences on film, and this conflict leads to serious problems, not only with his confidence in writing far outside of his wheelhouse, but also potentially causing a breakup with his girlfriend. There is genuine pathos, tension, and even some light-hearted humor in this drama. Highly recommended! – Andrew Martineau – New Play Exchange Recommendation

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 40 minutes

 

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