Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab Presents: Body and Soul
Based on the documentary by Alice Elliott, BODY AND SOUL tells the story of two amazing women who, despite having significant disabilities, find a way to live a life of meaning and independence by living together. Diana Braun, who has Down syndrome, cares for Kathy Conour, who has severe cerebral palsy, in a small suburban home in Springfield, Illinois. Together they are able to cope with almost every problem in their daily life with humor and grace.
When well-meaning people try to help, Diana and Kathys world falls apart. It is up to them to find a way to put it back together. BODY AND SOUL features Mary Liz McNamara as Diana and Tracy Sallows as Kathy.
Music, Lyrics and Book by Mary Liz McNamara
Directed by Laura Brandel
Musical Direction by Josh Kight
Pearl Studios -- Studio B (View)
519 8th Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018