Harry And Evelyn,The Years After
Musical for Film and Stage by Pamala Hall
This is the dark, chilling musical version for theatre (my TV movie script, Deadly Doubt, was combined with this project for the H&E film musical) of the infamous murder in Madison Square Garden of noted N.Y. architect Stanford White, and the events spanning the event some twenty years later. It is a hypnotic tapestry of White’s murderer, wealthy Harry Thaw, who killed White “to save” his beautiful wife, Evelyn.
Lies, love, wealth and madness are wrapped stunningly within songs such as CAROUSEL LIES, DISREGARD THE MEMORY, FOLLE’/MAD, and more…originally created and showcased in New York. To some it was a scandal, to some it was a tragedy, to some it was murder, to some it was a kind of love story.
Roses of Winter
Movie for Television by Pamala L. Hall
The focus is on the extraordinary life of English born, American raised, Elizabeth Blackwell who became the FIRST woman doctor, and one of the great women of history. Her life (and the entire amazing Blackwell family) began in England, as she learned early the prejudices in life about to confront her.
Her very timely story unfolds as she moves to America and courageously undertakes the study of medicine in a time-period that tried to refuse her every dream and ambition. Blackwell did not hesitate to fight the prejudice, nor the issues relevant to the time such as abortion, over-use of drugs and surgery, animal experimentation and more.
She was refused the ultimate dream to be a surgeon when she lost her eye. This never stopped her from becoming a timeless influence in medicine for women, and a courageous activist in her own ‘quiet but powerful way.’
Movie for Television by Pamala L. Hall
Everything is perfect. Nothing bad can happen.
Perfect Weather is a searing, beautiful story of two families working to survive the sudden suicide of a young son and solve the mystery of why he ended his life. The two families fight to understand how perhaps an emotionally unstable girlfriend led the young man to his decision.
The families had been long time friends, but often felt distanced by the relationship their children shared. What is the truth? Through rage, grief, and unanswered questions, they come full circle to love and forgiveness, seeking to know how a life that appeared so ‘perfect’ was shattered.
Bringing Down the Luck
Stage Play and Screenplay by Pamala L. Hall
It is a true story during the 1930’s in Harlem. Characters include Eunice Carter, Thomas Dewey, Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten, Ethel Waters, Lucky Luciano and more. I have fallen in love with this amazing time-period and feel this extraordinary tapestry of people will make unforgettable theatre. This most unusual and daring show will may be a film as well as theatre.
The 1930’s in Harlem and New York City was a time when gangsters such as Lucky Luciano and other notorious names ruled with a violent hand. Their control spread across the city through trucking, produce, drugs, numbers, policy rackets and intimidation over-all. Their wealth grew on the backs of others- including areas such as Harlem, struggling with her own poverty and violence.
But men like Thomas Dewey and a woman such as Eunice Carter (who fought heart and soul for Harlem and the African American freedoms) made history when they promised to bring down Lucky and all those like him.
Eunice was surrounded in her life by some of the most memorable writers, singers and civil rights leaders of that time! This stage-play and film production is a haunting piece of history that will be brought vividly to life and will sweep you into the magic!
THE PROMISE CAGE
Screenplay by Pamala L. Hall
The Promise Cage, is a powerful story of love and friendship~ and the sometimes difficult promises we make to those we love~ those promises we may have to struggle to keep.
This story deeply probes the controversy of ‘assisted suicide and euthanasia’, and the complex ethical, religious, and emotional aspects of it.
A husband and wife work to make a decision regarding a promise made to their terminally ill son. His rebellious but loving sister, their best friend (with a deeper tie to the son than first known), and their best friends, a physician and her journalist husband, help create a tapestry of explosive emotions.
Not only the issues of this haunting decision are explored, but hope, forgiveness and family are probed in a rich, unrelenting journey of memorable characters.