New York City
Discouraged by her failure to cement herself within the music industry, Maria, a young violinist, finds herself where she began: her parent’s townhouse. When she arrives, however, the house is dim and her parents are not at home. Maria decides to settle in and unpack despite their absence. In that process, she discovers an old man with a passion for Mozart living in the attic. Inspired by The Highwood Theatre’s desire to raise awareness about mental health issues, The Requiem is a dramatic story of music and memory loss, a side of mental illness Highwood has yet to explore. This production is written and directed by female students and will feature a talented all-student cast as part of the area-wide Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. This project is supported in part by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Government.