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 the reincarnation of her dead sister. As the past threatens to repeat itself, which daughter will Grace choose to save? 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.