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The word "transitions" has multiple meanings. In its most common usage, it indicates shifts from one state of being to another. In more recent American vernacular usage, it is employed by a wide range of people, from New Agers to insurance salesmen, as a euphemism for "death." Transitions deals with the word in both of these applications. Characters are ordinary people struggling with a call from God in their lives, which is insisting that they move forward, or else. It's a program of three thematically related stories. In the first, a young woman whose fiancé has died is haunted by his singing voice from beyond the grave. She is seemingly inconsolable, until her half-sister presents her with solace from an unexpected source. Next, there are two septuagenarian sisters, feuding for years, and in particular over the disposition of a family heirloom. Now in their late seventies, time is running out for them to affect a reconciliation. In the final story, a 38-year-old woman realizes that she is at the same age as her mother when her mother died. Elaine has artistic dreams. Will she be able to realize them, or will she die too soon, like her mom? Elaine's artistic impulses are far outside the mainstream. How will her husband respond?

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The LATC, Los Angeles