PARANORMAL LOVE

Selected for the MTWorks Newborn Festival / NEWvember Finalist / 2019 Pandora's Box Honorable Mention

Kevin is dead and stuck in a boring afterlife with little to do but eat popcorn and watch the living. When his former boyfriend David decides to marry a woman, Kevin seizes the chance to wrap up unfinished business with help from two dead friends, until things begin to go wrong. (Play 1 in The Paranormal Trilogy)
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PARANORMAL LOVE

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  • 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.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    11 Sep. 2019
    I was hooked with the synopsis and "Paranormal Love" did not disappoint when read. I always feel that if I learned as much about the craft of writing as I did enjoying a good play and story, then it was time well spent. O'Grady brings together this group of people, both alive and dead, and my heart was pulled into a thousand bits of emotion right up into the very end. Like Joe's beautiful speech about photography, this play is one that the rest of the world would benefit from seeing just how special it is. Encore!

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 (MTWorks)
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Wild Rumpus Productions
    ,
    2014

Awards

Honorable Mention
,
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