"A Time to Live
" is a new musical written and co-directed by Eastside residents Kathleen Lyndon (book) and Brenda Giordano (music and lyrics) and inspired by the Biblical book of Ruth. In this story, foreigners are unwelcome and the poor and immigrants are taken advantage of by the rich, but prejudice and greed are overcome by love and determination. Get caught up in the story of Naomi, returning home widowed and penniless after ten years, accompanied only by her foreign daughter-in-law Ruth. Meet the scheming uncle Nemuel and shy cousin Boaz. As the story unfolds, we are reminded that hatred of those who are different and prejudice towards immigrants are issues that have been around for thousands of years, but love can open hearts and overcome entrenched attitudes.
We invite you to attend this compelling production featuring 16 new musical numbers, including “Wherever You Go”, which was selected for the First Act Feedback Fest contest in New York City in 2013. Comments from the contest panel of Broadway producers included, “One of the most graceful marriages of music and lyrics we've heard today." by Tony winner Mark Hollmann, and "This is so sweet, it’s almost like the "For Good" moment from Wicked...it’s very pretty." by author Carol de Giere.