Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A well-renovated and thoughtfully designed studio apartment in the lower east side of Manhattan on Mulberry St.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
If you had the power to revise your past, what would you change? Who would you be? Trust fund darling Emma imagines what her life would have been like had she come from a less privileged background. Trouble is, she chronicles her alternate life in a new tell-all "memoir" that was sold for a hefty advance. When Emma is exposed, will her sister, Tess, stand by her? Or will Emma's deceit destroy their already fractured relationship? This dark comedy brings up questions of legacy, loyalty and what it means to belong.
"The dialogue crackles with snappy sarcasms." – The New York Times
"A terrific indictment of the reality-obsessed culture in which we live." – Theatermania
A Lifetime Burning premiered at Primary Stages in New York City in July 2009 under the direction of Pam McKinnon.