Fifteen years ago tonight “Can’t Live Without You” opened for six performances in New York at Manhattan Rep.
It was my first New York production, and it was the first full-length that I had written in over twenty years. Since then it’s gone on to be produced at the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida, in 2019, and published in 2022 by Next Stage Press. I will always be grateful to Rachel Charlop-Powers for being the force of nature behind it, and to the cast that included Rachel, Tom Pilutik, Gary Lee Mahmoud, Mary Fassino, and the late Will Poston, all directed by Adam Natale, for bringing it to life. “Hope is my greatest weakness.”