The Story of a Daughter

Book and lyrics by Zoe Howard
Music and orchestrations by Matthew Nassida

Performed as part of the Irvington Theater’s 3rd Annual Arts Incubator Short Play Fest at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. 2023.

Confined to a hospital room day after day, ten-year-old Tallulah just wants to go back to her Appalachian home and be a kid again. Her mother Lily just wants to keep her safe, no matter the cost. When Death shows up with a tempting offer, they must face everything they’ve been avoiding and choose the right path. A modern folk adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Story of a Mother.”

Theresa Alexander, Caroline Game, and Gina Morgigno, March 2023. Photo courtesy the Irvington Theater.

Performed by Theresa Alexander, Caroline Game, Gina Morgigno, and Wren Mied.

Directed by Nico Raimont.

Stage managed by Addison Herndon.

Music directed by Matt Graham.

Musicians: Matt Graham (piano), Stephen Anthony Elkins (guitar), and Nico Raimont (percussion).