New York City
This Austin premiere play by Deborah Salem Smith pulls no punches as it lays bare the emotions of two families after a routine medical procedure goes tragically wrong. When Helen’s lesbian partner of twenty years dies unexpectedly, she and her daughter want answers. Confused by the hospital’s silence around the death, a lawsuit transforms the lives of both the patient’s family and the doctor charged with her care. Love Alone tracks the fallout as two households navigate uncharted waters of loss, anger, humor, and longing on their path to healing. This powerful, deeply emotional, and fearless work of how we grieve and how we heal speaks to an essential truth: when faced with terrible tragedy — your own life and the lives of those around you — are worth saving.