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Friday, June 12 • 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Soundbooth Theatre: Love In The Time of Corona

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At the dawn of a new decade, a pair of young lovers are forced apart by a pandemic raging across the entire country. The year is 2020.

When Felicity, a 20-something Events Strategist living in New York City, is driven to her childhood home in Westchester by the coronavirus lockdown, her blossoming relationship with Ford, also a 20-something city-dweller, is thrown into limbo. With their present compromised, Felicity wonders whether she and Ford actually have a future after all. One night in the midst of the pandemic, Felicity and her sister, Lauren, engage in some drunken antics that lead Felicity to slide into the DMs of Julian Child, a social media influencer with millions of followers. Much to her surprise, Julian takes notice of her message and begins to strike up a correspondence with her. Suddenly, Felicity finds herself at the center of an all-consuming digital love triangle with too much time to think and no ability to act.

Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s celebrated novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Soundbooth Theater’s Love in the Time of Corona is equal parts escapist satire, melodrama, and commentary on how a global health crisis at the pinnacle of the digital age has affected the way young people engage with one another. Written by Emily Labes, the audioplay stars Annie Ellicott as Felicity, Jeff Hays as Ford, Justin Thomas James as Julian, Gary Francis Furlong as the narrator, and Laurie Catherine Winkel as Lauren, and features music and sound effects by Ahmed Mahmoud.

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Jeff Hays

Soundbooth Theater
Jeff Hays is an audio book narrator and producer. His production style and in-depth characterizations blur the line between Audiobooks and audio drama. He connects with his listeners through his live streaming internet show, Soundbooth Theater Live, which features upcoming projects... Read More →
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Emily Labes

Workshop 102 Lead Educator
Emily Labes is the Communications Manager of Soundbooth Theater as well as a freelance Creative Communications Specialist. Like many members of the SBT team, she loves to tell stories as much as she loves to listen to them; though her stories are frantically typed rather than lyrically spoken. For Emily, storytelling takes a variety of forms... Read More →

Friday June 12, 2020 9:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
HEAR Now Online Auditorium