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Daphne at Sea
Charles Norman Mason
Sally M. Gall
Thomas Gibbs, music director; Michael Flowers, stage director; Matthew Mielke, scene and lighting designer; Patti Manning, costumer
Mildred Allen (Daphne); Robin Lee Mozer (Jenny); Katherine Healy (Ursula); James Seay (Gabriel); Sarah Flowers (Jenny as a young girl); Kirsten Anderson (Daphne as a young mother)
April 13, 2000
Birmingham-Southern College
Daphne At Sea is a story of the power of music to produce in us recollections of the past and to bring hope and promise to the future. Daphne's painful world is cleansed by a long-forgotten musical memory. Jenny and Gabriel are engaged to be married. However, Jenny's mother Daphne is totally against the marriage for no apparent reason. Jenny and Gabriel take her mother on a cruise to see if they can get her relaxed enough to discuss the marriage reasonably and to figure out why she is against Gabriel. During a heated argument between Daphne and Jenny, Jenny discovers that Daphne's refusal to go along with the marriage is related to Daphne's experience with her husband (Jenny's father). Daphne becomes so agitated with Jenny that she literally has a stroke. Upon awakening from the stroke, Daphne hears a melody that no one else hears. She slowly discovers that she was mistaken in her understanding of her past and comes around to approving of the marriage between Gabriel and Jenny. The catalyst for this understanding is the melody that only she can hear, music of her past.
fl, ob, cl, hrn - pf, perc - vln, vla, vc
Synthesis of traditional lyrical and modern writing
Charles Mason
P.O. Box 2264
Birmingham, AL 35201

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