...are a triptych of poignantly sardonic monologues set in a Pennsylvania funeral parlor over the Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve holiday season. Each monologist is unaware of the others and how the stories subtly interweave.
TELL-TALE is the story of Emil, the mild-mannered undertaker whose unspoken passion for a local real-estate woman who comes to all his funerals leads him to commit crimes and plot a way to confess his true feelings before time—and bodies—run out.
THE THIEF OF TEARS. Mac is a beautiful Los Angeles drifter who makes her living stealing jewelry from corpses. When her wealthy grandmother dies, leaving her nothing, Mac returns to her hometown and attempts to pry loose her inheritance, a diamond ring her grandmother promised Mac when she was a child. Her attempt leads Mac to find there are more obstacles to getting the ring off grandma's finger than she had imagined, and more revelations about her own past than she had bargained for.
THIRTEEN THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI tells the story of Virginia, the widow of a wheeler-dealer contractor, who discovers that her husband has left her a mountain debt to the banks, her family and the mob. As Virginia struggles to escape her creditors and understand her husband's betrayal, a mysterious list of "thirteen things" embarrassing to Ed is offered her if she can come up with one million dollars in three days. Virginia doesn't have the money, but she discovers hidden resources and a mysterious benefactor. At the denouement secrets are exposed along with revelations that resurrect the love and trust thought lost forever.
coming Fall 2017