Anne Marilyn Lucas

Anne Marilyn Lucas

Anne Marilyn Lucas's RECOVERY opened on Oct. 11 2018 at THE THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY and has been submitted for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. It was directed by Stephan Morrow of the Great American Play Series. Starring Karen Lynn Gorney and Brian Childers. This play takes a new look at the addition crisis as it asks "How do the mothers of addicts recover?" It will next be produced by MLT...
Anne Marilyn Lucas's RECOVERY opened on Oct. 11 2018 at THE THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY and has been submitted for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. It was directed by Stephan Morrow of the Great American Play Series. Starring Karen Lynn Gorney and Brian Childers. This play takes a new look at the addition crisis as it asks "How do the mothers of addicts recover?" It will next be produced by MLT ( Boston) in the fall of 2019 and by Theatre Non Verba in Greece Spring 2020.
Anne's play FROM SILENCE was produced at THE THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY in November 2016, to sold houses and standing ovations. Broadway Box recommended it along side Hamilton, as one of 6 plays audiences should see after the election. FROM SILENCE was produced in the Boston area at MLT Oct. 2017 and staged by director Arin Arbus at THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE April 2018.
SAY THE NAME, a Holocaust survivor’s memoir, was staged at Harvard University and used as a text in the Divinity School. ‘Dearest Dove’, ‘Legacy of the Hanging Judge’, and ‘Spirits of the Gables’ are one act historical dramas that have been produced at The House of the Seven Gables annually since their creation in 2001. Other plays and film scripts available.
Anne has built a body of work as a playwright from a career in the theatre. She has directed for over 30 yrs. She holds an MFA from BU and 2nd MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University and has been a professor at Salem State University.
Anne’s biographical musicals:BROADWAY LEGENDS, B'WAY DIVAS, BEST OF BROADWAY, GERSHWIN/PORTER WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE, IRVING BERLIN LOVES AMERICA, and RICHARD RODGERS, THE SOUND OF HIS MUSIC were produced by The Marblehead Little Theatre to sold out houses.
“Accidental Death” and "My Husband"s Keeper have been produced by the Boston Theatre Marathon, The Theatre of Light NYC,Salem Theater Company and the Firehouse Theatre. “Swami” was produced at The Leading Edge Play Festival,read at Polaris North in NYC and Lesley University. “Lies My Mother Told Me” was work-shopped at Wellesley College, Our Voices Festival.
Anne is a member of the Dramatists Guild as well as Equity, SAG & AFTRA.

Plays

  • RECOVERY
    How do the Mothers of addicts recover?
    Reverend Johnson and Demon are engaged in an invisible battle for souls at The Mountain Rehab. Reverend Johnson uses the twelve steps and her “higher power” in this battle. Demon (an embodiment of all temptation) uses the slippery slope of pleasure to seduce them.
    Mothers and daughters from very different levels of society, lost in the pain of addiction...
    How do the Mothers of addicts recover?
    Reverend Johnson and Demon are engaged in an invisible battle for souls at The Mountain Rehab. Reverend Johnson uses the twelve steps and her “higher power” in this battle. Demon (an embodiment of all temptation) uses the slippery slope of pleasure to seduce them.
    Mothers and daughters from very different levels of society, lost in the pain of addiction look for a way to be free. Denial is a powerful tool in the weaponry of darkness. Facing the truth is a steep and painful path but the only one that leads to lasting recovery.
    The girls’ illness is obvious, but their mothers need to awaken to the fact that the anxiety of trying to save their daughters is killing them, just a surely as the drugs are killing their daughters. Saving their own sanity will require ending self-sacrificing behaviors that facilitate rather than prevent their children’s drug use.
    The Demon and the Reverend have battled many times over addicts. Demon’s path, addiction leads to jail, institutions or death. Who will the Reverend help to survive and thrive in recovery and who will die?
  • FROM SILENCE
    FROM SILENCE
    Speaking truth to authority is frightening and telling your loved ones dark secrets impossible. Holocaust survivor Esther Gold has been silent all her life. But the Temple is on lock down and her grand daughter Elaina is being held inside. As she waits for news Esther travels back in time and we see the damaging results of her decision to remain silent about her years in Ravensbruck. We...
    FROM SILENCE
    Speaking truth to authority is frightening and telling your loved ones dark secrets impossible. Holocaust survivor Esther Gold has been silent all her life. But the Temple is on lock down and her grand daughter Elaina is being held inside. As she waits for news Esther travels back in time and we see the damaging results of her decision to remain silent about her years in Ravensbruck. We meet the German political protester who saved her life in the camp and witness her vow to speak out. Esther finally realizes that her family has been hurt by her silence. Now her grand daughter is threatened with death and the opportunity to comfort her by answering her questions maybe lost. Can she finally come from silence to speak out?
  • ACCIDENTAL DEATH, a ten minute play
    Leah Langley hits and kills a man at night in Lynn, Ma. Officer Vernon Johnson has the task of questioning the befuddled old woman. In the course of questioning he not only discovers that she knew the victim, but that Rick Oliveiras had been her grand daughter's drug dealer and murderer. A lucky coincidence, "Act of God" as Leah states, or vehicular homicide?
  • MY HUSBAND'S KEEPER
    SYNOPSIS : Divorced ten years ago GLADYS has been asked by her daughter to visit her ex-husband WILLIAM and his 2nd wife HELEN. WILLIAM greets GLADYS as if it is 30 years ago hugging and kissing her. HELEN tells her WILLIAM has a rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s and she wants GLADYS to become his home health aide. It becomes clear GLADYS is the only wife he remembers, and she has conditions that will be hard for Helen deal with.
  • THE RING
    Josh plans to pop the question tonight. The stage is set, but will Caroline say yes?
  • NO BIG DEAL
    Evangeline asks her son Charlie why he wrote Me Too on his Facebook page. This question opens dark secrets from the past neither one of them want to reveal.