Because of Beth

"I'm the only one left who actually knows, who remembers everything about you..."

- Cara

In the aftermath of Beth's death, all those she loved, including her feuding daughters, her estranged ex-husband and her overwhelmed fiancé, seek to mourn her in their own way. Instead, however, they are forced to deal with one another and the complicated ties that bind them together because of Beth.


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This script is available for purchase.

Third Prize: The 2007 Pen and Brush Playwriting Contest

Finalist: The Open Book 2007 Playwriting Competition

New Zealand Premiere: Little Howick Theatre, Auckland, NZ

Directed by Pam Browne

Cara: Emma-Mae Eglinton
Penny: Emily Briggs
Stanley: Terry Hooper
Robert: Julian Harrison

World Premiere: Workshop Theater, New York, NY

Directed by Clara Barton Green
Produced by Small Pond Entertainment
Stage managed by Amanda Cynkin
Assistant stage manager: Susan Graham
Set Design: Sean Tribble
Lighting Design: Solomon Weisbard

Cara - Elizabeth Ruelas
Penny - Hyosun Choi
Stanley - George Raboni
Robert - David Douglas*
Waitress - Susan Graham

*Appears courtesy of Actor's Equity. An Equity approved showcase.


Two girls at a grave


Poster art for New Zealand production

This poster was used for the Howick Little Theatre's production of Because of Beth directed by Pam Browne.


Poster art for NYC production

This postcard was used for Small Pond Entertainment's production of Because of Beth at the Workshop Theater. Designed by Liam Alexander.