Clarissa on Her Deathbed

Clarissa’s world of make believe is a place where archeologists uncover magical birthday presents, tea is served to avoid talk show tragedies, Russian spies reveal their feelings in finger paintings, and stuffed animal bunny rabbits protect your darkest secrets. A coming of age story about the resilience of children and their ability to believe in fairy tales and ‘happily ever after’ in the face of real life....
Clarissa’s world of make believe is a place where archeologists uncover magical birthday presents, tea is served to avoid talk show tragedies, Russian spies reveal their feelings in finger paintings, and stuffed animal bunny rabbits protect your darkest secrets. A coming of age story about the resilience of children and their ability to believe in fairy tales and ‘happily ever after’ in the face of real life.
Full length dramatic comedy, 2F 1M
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Clarissa on Her Deathbed

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  • Grace Everett:
    10 Sep. 2021
    The title drew me in, and Chloë's masterful writing kept me reading. Chloë successfully creates a world in which Clarissa's make-believe, her choice of escapism, masks reality from the audience until Clarissa herself is forced to come to terms with her situation. This makes that reveal even more gritty and painful, and allows us as audience members to view that moment through a youthful lens. Chloë manages to make the audience feel like small figures in a big world, a world that feels an awful lot like it did when we were young. Excellent play!