The Last Journey, a new play by Tricia Walsh-Smith, will be presented on Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut as part of Westport's New Play Readings series. The cast will include Peter Strauss, Laila Robins, Marin Ireland, Debargo Sanyal, and Danielle Skraastad. The reading will be directed by Carolyn Cantor and the presentation will be followed by an audience talkback session with the playwright.
In this technology-driven world are we possibly endangering the immortality of the soul? Do we put our trust in the unknown? A power greater than ourselves? Or science? Annie Lawton believed that keeping the body alive after being pronounced brain-dead jeopardized the soul's immortality. Now in The Last Journey her husband Julian faces a dilemma when faced with the excruciating choice between honoring his dying wife's final wish or to cave in to emotional blackmail inflicted by their daughter.