One Second Chance
Full length: 90 minutes approximately
Characters: 3 females
Time & Place: 1995 - apartment in Los Angeles; 2013 - kitchen in a city East of Los Angeles; 2014 - kitchen in city East of Los Angeles.
Synopsis: Haunted by the suicide of her daughter, Hope, Grace moves in with her mother Velma and makes a pact with her never to speak of Hope again. Years later, as Velma develops dementia, reality blurs when Grace’s second daughter uncovers their secret and believes that she is just a replacement for her dead sister. As the past threatens to repeat itself, Grace must confront her past to save her future. Based on a true story, three generations of women struggle to break family patterns at the cost of losing themselves and discover whether it’s possible to have a second chance without letting go of the first one.
GRACE MARLIN: Role spans mid 30’s-early 50’s, female; Mother of HOPE and AURORA; Daughter of VELMA.
HOPE/AURORA MARLIN: 16, female; Daughters of GRACE; Granddaughters of VELMA.
VELMA MARLIN: Early 70’s, female; Mother of GRACE; Grandmother of HOPE/AURORA.