Poster for TCP Presents: BETWEEN DARKNESS & LIGHT

TCP Presents: BETWEEN DARKNESS & LIGHT

Coming in May

Run Time: 120 min.

Between Darkness and Light

a stage play

by Nathan Lee Gadsden

Darkness of Despair is the story of a depressed woman who while struggling to make peace between her second husband and her daughter from her first marriage is visited by an old acquaintance who threatens to reveal a secret.

Lucretia  Leary  seems  content  to  languish  on  her  sofa  rather  than  face  constant questioning  about  her  condition  from  her  daughter  Ronnie  Wise, the  growing  rift  between her  and husband Jermaine  Leary, or the  dysfunction  of  their  blended  family.  Ronnie blames  her  mother  for  running  away her father  and her  boyfriend,  so  she  immerses  herself in  cell  phone  conversations  and  texting  to  escape  the  gloom  that  hangs  over  the  household. Jermaine  immerses  himself  in  the  bottle  to  escape  the  reality  that  his  wife  seems  to  be mentally  slipping  away  from  him  and  the  reality  that  he  will  never  gain  respect  from  his stepdaughter.

The  arrival  of  an  old  acquaintance  Camillia  Rich,  believed  to  be  a  nurse,  pushes  Lucretia  to try  to  protect  the  slim  chance  that  she  has  of  keeping  her  family  together.  Camillia blackmails  Lucretia  into  allowing  her  to  stay  for  a  few  days  by  threatening  to  expose  a secret.  The  mood  in  the  house  changes  as  Camellia’s  wild  and  seductive  personality  begins to  take  over.