R-E-B-E-C-C-A, written and performed by Sara Farb, is based on her real-life sister, Rebecca. The play features two Rebeccas, each on her 18th birthday: the extraordinary one that exists in reality, born prematurely in May, and developmentally delayed; and the one that might have been, existing in an alternate universe, born in July, as she was projected to be. The two Rebeccas, though worlds apart in the beginning, eventually unite by the end, in a powerful and frightening way.
Through its honest and unapologetic tone, R-E-B-E-C-C-A deals with the fragility of fate and our perceptions of ourselves and those with developmental disability, whether in society at large or in our own families.
This workshop of R-E-B-E-C-C-A is directed and dramaturged by Richard Greenblatt, who is currently performing in the unfathomably successful show he co-created, 2 Pianos 4 Hands at the Panasonic Theatre. Original music for the play is composed by Reza Jacobs, and movement and choreography is by Viv Moore. Kate Sandenson stage manages.