Take My Death Away

At the turn of the twentieth century in rural America, David and Sadie, an engaged couple, face tragedy when David suddenly dies. But death isn’t about to stop David’s unconquerable spirit. In the gloomy, yet comical world of graveyard ghouls, David teams up with a beautiful ghost named Eve, who helps him, against all odds, to find a way back.

Meanwhile, in the realm of the living, Sadie tries to confront her grief as she’s courted by another man. At night, however, she swears she can hear David playing his violin as he tries to contact her. Though the journey from death to life is fraught with peril, David hopes he can make it back in time for the All Hallows Eve dance. But reanimating a corpse is a messy process, and to get what he wants, David may have to put his soul on the line and make a pact with an agent of the devil.

TAKE MY DEATH AWAY is an enchanting, family-friendly, Halloween musical and romantic comedy, featuring haunting melodies and upbeat bluegrass music. Playwrights and composers Stephen and Teresa Gashler have taken home numerous awards, including two first place awards from the Timpanogos Hauntings contest, First Place at the National Storytelling Network Slam, five audience choice awards, and AML and Whitney Award nominations. Utah Theatre Bloggers writes, “Stephen Gashler shows all the promise of a truly great artist.”

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Book and lyrics by Stephen Gashler and Teresa Gashler, music by Stephen and Teresa Gashler and Curtis Wiederhold.


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