The City Theatre presents Love Alone
Opening City Theatre’s 10th anniversary season, the Austin premiere play Love Alone by Deborah Salem Smith pulls no punches as it lays bare the emotions of two families after a routine medical procedure goes tragically wrong.
Love Alone is a lovingly drawn portrait of how we grieve and how we heal. When Helen’s lesbian partner of twenty years dies unexpectedly, she and her daughter want answers. Confused by the hospital’s silence around the death, a lawsuit transforms the lives of both the patient’s family and the doctor charged with her care. The bold and emotional story tracks the fallout as two households navigate uncharted waters of loss, anger, humor, and longing on their path to healing. This powerful, deeply fearless work of how we grieve and how we heal speaks to an essential truth: when faced with terrible tragedy — your own life and the lives of those around you — are worth saving.