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FAR FROM HEAVEN tn-ffhBook by Richard Greenberg; Music by Scott Frankel; Lyrics by Michael Korie; Based on the Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture written & directed by Todd Haynes Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater - May 08, 2013 – July 07, 2013 SYNOPSIS Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences. With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal, and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval. STORY In a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut in 1957, Cathy Whitaker is an upper-middle class wife, mother and homemaker. She finds out that her husband Frank has had secret homosexual desires, which he has fulfilled. Her world is shaken but she cannot confide in her friend Eleanor. The widowed black gardener Raymond Deagan attempts to comfort her, but she is put off by gossip about them. Frank and Cathy seek help from the psychiatrist Dr. Bowman, in an attempt to “cure” Frank of his homosexual desires. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Prologue 2. Autumn in Connecticut - Cathy, Janice, David & Eleanor 3. Once Upon a Time - Janice & Cathy 4. If It Hadn't Been - Frank & Cathy 5. Table Talk - David, Sybil, Janice, Frank & Cathy 6. Mrs. Magnatech - Mrs Leacock 7. Mrs. Magnatech (Reprise) - Mrs Leacock 8. Office Talk - Frank, Doreen & Stan 9. Evening Stroll 10. Marital Bliss - Eleanor, Nancy, Doreen & Cathy 11. Sun and Shade - Raymond & Cathy 12. Table Talk II - David, Sybil, Janice & Cathy 13. Autumn in Connecticut (Reprise) - Cathy 14. Secrets - Frank & Cathy 15. If It Hadn't Been (Reprise) - Frank 16. Interesting - Mona Lauder & Morris Farnsworth 17. Miró - Raymond & Cathy 18. Once a Year - Frank 19. Secrets (Reprise) - Cathy & Frank 20. Cathy, I'm Your Friend - Eleanor & Cathy 21. The Only One - Cathy & Raymond 22. Phone Talk - Eleanor & Cathy 23. If It Hadn't Been (Reprise) - Frank & Cathy 24. Table Talk III - Janice, Frank & David 25. Wandering Eyes - Dick 26. Secrets (Reprise) - Frank & Cathy 27. I Never Knew - Frank & Cathy 28. Cathy, I'm Your Friend (Reprise) - Eleanor & Cathy 29. Tuesdays, Thursdays - Cathy 30. Table Talk IV - David & Janice 31. A Picture in Your Mind - Raymond & Cathy 32. Heaven Knows/Act II Finale - Cathy CAST Morris Farnsworth Esther Eleanor Sarah Sybil Chase Mona Lauder Gus Raymond David Stan Cathy Frank Janice Doreen/Connie Nancy Mrs. Leacock Dick

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