To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday



A grieving widower must accept his wife's death to save himself and his relationship with his daughter. David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with her “ghost” during walks on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present. Brother and sister-in-law Paul and Esther visit to try to help David's daughter, Rachel. She has lost her mother and needs her father to snap back into the real world for her sake.

Audition Dates/Times: 

Still auditioning by appointment only through April 5. 

Call 330-310-0107-to schedule an appointment. 

Rehearsal Dates/Times: 

Wednesday, & Thursday; 6-8:00 pm

April 20, 21, 27, 28

May 4, 5, 11, 12,18, 19, 25, 26

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23

Performance Dates/Times:


Friday, June 24; 7 pm

Saturday, June 25; 7pm

Sunday, June 26; 7pm

Character Breakdown (Actors Age Range):

David, age 27-47, a college professor, temporarily retired 

Rachel, age 16-24, David’s daughter 

Cindy, age 16-24, Rachel’s friend 

Paul, age 28-48, David’s brother-in-law, married to Esther 

Esther, age 28-48, David’s sister-in-law, a psychologist,  married to Paul 

Kevin, (female) age 25-35, a friend of Paul and Esther, recently  divorced 

Gillian, age 25-45, David’s former wife who died in a sailing  accident two years prior to the events of the play; Esther’s  sister 


The play is in two acts. The time is the present. The place is the back deck and beach of David’s island home. The action traces the final weekend of August.