A Gracious Plenty

Music and Lyrics by Lisa DeSpain

Book and Lyrics by Stephen Scarpulla

Based on the novel A GRACIOUS PLENTY by Sheri Reynolds

A Southern ghost story of forgiveness and redemption.

Currently in development


A Gracious Plenty

Based on novel A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds. 

Music and Lyrics by Lisa DeSpain

Book and Lyrics by Stephan Scarpulla

September 2018 Developmental Workshop at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center - LPAC



Horribly disfigured in a burn accident as a child, Finch has lived her life in isolation as the reclusive caretaker of a small town cemetery. Hidden behind the graveyard gates, Finch has developed the ability to see and communicate with the spirits buried there.

When the town's favorite daughter, Lucy, a beauty queen in training disappears, the community are frantic to find her. Driven by prejudice, bigotry, and long-buried secrets, the community lashes out at anyone living on the margins. But as truths surface, each person is forced to confront their inner demons and reckon with their past. And Finch must face her own decision -- to stay amongst the dead or rejoin the imperfect world of the living.

Support for the Workshop by Research Foundation, PSC - CUNY 

Producer: Hunter Chancellor