Marie Christine

Musical

Writers: Michael John Lachiusa

Overview

Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Drama, Farce, Romance
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult, late teen, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Set in New Orleans of the 1890s, the story is loosely based on the Greek play, Medea. Marie Christine, an African-American, falls madly in love with a white ship captain, Dante, and becomes pregnant. Marie's brothers object to the relationship and beat Dante. Coming to his defense, Marie ends up stabbing her brother and she and Dante escape to Chicago. Once in Chicago, Dante abandons Marie for his political career. He ends up being engaged to his benefactor's daughter, Helena. In the end, Marie murders Helena and her own children.

Lead Characters