Stephen Gashler has written many short plays, including the award-winning “Codgers in the Night,” as well as several full-length musicals, including The Bent Sword, which was one of New Play Project’s highest-grossing productions.[raw]
Book and lyrics by Stephen Gashler and Teresa Gashler, music by Stephen and Teresa Gashler and Curtis Wiederhold.
In rural Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, Sadie, a young woman, mourns the loss of her fiance, David, who died in a tragic accident. Then one night she hears familiar violin-playing coming from the forest. Is it her imagination, or is David trying to contact her?
On the other side of the veil, the ghost of David refuses to accept his death. Enlisting the help of a spirit from a previous century, Eve, together they harness the powers of the night to send David back in his old body. But the process is messy, and the magic wears off at dawn. Eve, who has fallen in love with David, wishes he would forget about Sadie and join her in the great beyond, but nothing will sway David from coming back, even if it means making a pact with a suspicious salesman who may be working for the devil himself.
TAKE MY DEATH AWAY, written by award-winning authors Teresa and Stephen Gashler, is a musical romantic comedy. With up-beat blue grass music and haunting melodies, this family friendly show is perfect for the Halloween season.
The following are music videos featuring songs from TAKE MY DEATH AWAY, performed by Stephen and Teresa Gashler: