Six-time Emmy-winning composer Chris Boardman will premiere his first play this week in Nashville. So She Lived will make its initial bow at the Darkhorse Theater this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Boardman’s luminous credits in TV and films – he was Oscar-nominated for his work in The Color Purple – include projects involving such show biz notables as Shirley MacLaine, Julie Andrews, Quincy Jones, Josh Groban, Brad Pitt and Barbara Streisand. He and Jaz Dorsey are presenting and producing So She Lived.
Boardman helms the production aided by assistant director Courtney McClellan; David Kinnard, Ann Street-Kavanagh, Michelle Glenn and Perlie Murray-Dunn bring the world of Boardman’s drama to life. The composer will also perform his original score for So She Lived during the performances.
Robert, a gifted musical talent, has enjoyed a long and successful career in music. He loves his Mom but he can’t escape the pain of his highly dysfunctional childhood and his confusing relationship with his mother. Robert is desperate to find answers to the questions that have plagued his entire life and thereby find resolution and closure.
Mary, Robert’s wife, is caught in the middle between Mom, Robert, Brother and Dad. Mary shares a deep bond with her mother-in-law, but she can’t compete or understand a drama that began some 50 years ago.
So She Lived begins shortly after Dad has a massive stroke that leaves 80-year-old Mom alone for the first time in her adult life. Mom is not in good health and it’s now up to Robert to help her end her days with dignity. What follows is a journey filled with anger, confrontation, love, gratitude and respect.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door of the theater, which is located at 4610 Charlotte Ave. Tickets are available now at www.soshelived.com.
Here’s a clip from the show’s website:
*All photos of Michelle Glenn as Mom, and the video of Glenn as Mom and Ann Street-Kavanagh as Mary, courtesy of the Chris Boardman Media Group/Jaz Dorsey production.