Playwrights Horizons,
New Theatre Wing, NY, 1989
Music: Christopher Drobny

A black comedy.  Lucy, also known as Mom, forgets things.  More and more things.  She decides that life without a mind is not worth living and sets out to kill herself, but can't remember how.  So she contrives to drive her family crazy enough to help her do the deed.

"There were plenty of laughs in Laura Harrington's action-packed libretto.  Some reviewers had trouble categorizing Lucy's Lapses.  "Is it an opera?" they asked.  "A pseudo-opera?"  Who cares!  Lucy's Lapses is an amusing, entertaining and genuinely moving piece of opera/ music theatre, which evokes a tremendous amount of sympathy for its protagonist." —Bay Area Reporter


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