A man struggles to write his best friend's eulogy in this emotional tribute to the people who change our lives.
Nominated for four 2009 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding
Musical, THE STORY OF MY LIFE is a Broadway rarity: an intimate musical that
candidly explores the simplicity of human need and the complexity of
which it lies buried. Composer-lyricist Neil Bartram and librettist
Brian Hill have created an authentic and affecting work, told through a
series of songs
- in turn playful, touching and dramatic. THE STORY OF MY LIFE inspires
us to reconnect with those who were part of the earliest chapters of
our own life stories.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin’s eulogy while recounting the many turns their lives have taken since meeting as children. Alvin searches through the manuscripts and stories in Thomas’ mind to lead him on a journey of remembrance. Through music and song, these two friends recount their adventures, explore their past dissonance, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship...love.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE features a unique cast of only two actors, which provides extremely specialized direction opportunities. This musical is perfect for an intimate space, whether it be a community theatre or small college venue.
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Highly successful when it was first on Broadway, Where’s Charley? never benefitted from an original Broadway cast recording due to a recording industry strike.