PARANORMAL LOVE

MTWorks Newborn Winner / NEWvember Finalist / 2019 Pandora's Box Honorable Mention / 2020 SWTP Semifinalist

(Full Length) Kevin and David 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 decides to marry a woman, Kevin seizes the chance to wrap up unfinished business with the aid of two dead friends...
MTWorks Newborn Winner / NEWvember Finalist / 2019 Pandora's Box Honorable Mention / 2020 SWTP Semifinalist

(Full Length) Kevin and David 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 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 play 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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  • Nick Malakhow:
    15 Mar. 2021
    I found this romantic comedy to be a wonderful mix of wistful and charming. This exploration of grief and death and moving on is nuanced and subtle. O'Grady utilizes paranormal reality and ghosts as a lovely way to explore what is left behind when our life partners die (or move on in other ways), what we take from them, and how we rearrange and recalibrate our realities in their wake.
  • Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn:
    30 Oct. 2020
    Love never dies, it just becomes...otherworldly. In this play, we see a ghost help his friends find love, but also help his former lover move on to new love. As David eloquently tells his new bride "there will always be a place for him inside my mind, but it’s a safe place, with a door on it. Sometimes I might open the door and look at a nice memory, but I’ll always close it again. Do you know why? Because you’re here." A beautiful tale of love and loss.
  • 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!

Character Information

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

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Works Newborn Festival of New Plays
  • Reading
    ,
    Wild Rumpus Productions

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Southwest Theatre Productions
,
2020
Honorable Mention
,
Pandora's Box Annual New Works Festival
,
Pandora Productions
,
2019
Finalist
,
NEWvember New Play Festival
Winner
,
Newborn Festival of New Plays
,
Manhattan Theatre Works