On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play
Is there a heaven? Joe says no; it’s all a bunch of hokum. His wife, Roberta, has always claimed to agree. But lately she’s beginning to wonder, especially when they find themselves in church a lot, having reached the age when funerals are more frequent than weddings. Their granddaughter, Ellie, doesn’t have time in her own busy life to ponder the after-life. But when mortality confronts them, her grandmother’s claim to have gone to heaven and back doesn’t sound so crazy after all. With thoughtful storytelling and quiet wit, Brunstetter looks at beginnings, endings—and an enigmatic angel.
Belief, mortality and the possibility of heaven. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter manages to treat these subjects seriously, drawing out their emotional resonance, while making them entertaining...A terrific new play." - Los Angeles Times
"Brunstetter has a gift for words...humor and a sense of reassurance that rises gently out of authentic emotions and situations." - DC Theatre Scene
"Sweetly dramatized without being preachy either for or against the adherence to faith, GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE creates a safe space for love and goodness to thrive." - Broadway World