PARANORMAL LOVE

MTWorks Newborn Winner / NEWvember Finalist / 2019 Pandora's Box Runner-Up

(Full Length) Kevin and Davis were a loving couple, but now Kevin is dead and stuck in a boring afterlife with little to do but eat popcorn and watch the living. When David, a bisexual man, decides to marry a woman, Kevin seizes the chance to wrap up unfinished business with the aid of two dead friends, until things...
MTWorks Newborn Winner / NEWvember Finalist / 2019 Pandora's Box Runner-Up

(Full Length) Kevin and Davis were a loving couple, but now Kevin is dead and stuck in a boring afterlife with little to do but eat popcorn and watch the living. When David, a bisexual man, decides to marry a woman, Kevin seizes the chance to wrap up unfinished business with the aid of two dead friends, until things begin to go wrong. A dark comedy about love, loss, and the power of memory. (Play 1 in The Ghost Trilogy of standalone plays)
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PARANORMAL LOVE

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  • Cindi Sansone-Braff:
    22 Aug. 2020
    Our past relationships often come back to haunt us, and this very funny, moving, full-length dramedy , complete with three over-the-top ghosts, proves this point. Fully-developed characters, with a riveting plot, and witty dialogue, “Paranormal Love,” is modern theater at its best! Brava, Jennifer O’Grady!
  • David Elendune:
    14 May. 2020
    Mix a dash of Harry Met Sally with a smidgen of Truly Madly Deeply and you get a touching story of love and loss before and after death... "He doesn’t talk to you, darling. He talks to his memory of you".
  • Maximillian Gill:
    17 Mar. 2020
    First, great characters, each one distinctive and fully realized, many of them particularly hilarious. The use of ghosts functions as an elegant metaphor of the human need to hold onto the past and the people that represent it. At its heart it’s a sweet love story about two people having difficulty finding their places in the world. The occasional monologues are used strategically to illuminate characters and sparkle with lovely imagery. A fine piece overall.

Character Information

  • Kevin
    32.
    A ghost. Formerly, a photographer.
  • Joe
    35.
    A photographer. Owns a camera shop.
  • David
    30
    A journalist.
  • Deedee
    34
    A psychic. Heads a paranormal research team.
  • Craig
    Early 30s.
    A ghost. A drag queen.
  • Waldo
    20s.,
    Latinx
    A ghost.
  • Lila
    28
    David's fiancée. A public relations exec.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Works, NYC
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Wild Rumpus Productions, NYC
    ,
    2014

Awards

Honorable Mention/Runner-up, Pandora's Box Annual New Works Festival
,
Pandora Productions
,
2019
Finalist
,
NEWvember New Play Festival
,
2015
Winner
,
Newborn Festival of New Plays
,
Manhattan Theatre Works
,
2015