Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond. It is up to Tilly to get her back.
Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl teams up with composer Todd Almond, whose music the New York Times calls “terrifically nimble,” and has developed Melancholy Play as a new chamber musical.
Melancholy Play (a chamber musical) Book & Lyrics by Sarah Ruhl, Music by Todd Almond