Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in December 1926 after discovering her husband's adultery. In May of that same year, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for three weeks and returned with a suspiciously outlandish tale of a kidnapping. Pilot Amelia Earhart vanished permanently over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.


Vanishing Point proposes that the trio of celebrated women met in “the vanishing point,” where they replay their lives as they decide whether or not to return.


Vanishing Point stands as a stirring, feminist work in the best sense of the word. The pressures facing Christie, McPherson and Earhart all spring directly from their experience and existence as women, and as such the piece speaks almost viscerally to anyone who has dared to defy society's limits… the show exudes a genuine theatrical excitement.” – Minneapolis Star-Tribune.


Link to vanishingpointthemusical.com, with full demo and script.


Demo tracks feature Alison Fraser as Agatha Christie, Cristin Hubbard as Amelia Earhart, and Klea Blackhurst as Aimee Semple McPherson, with music direction/piano by Gillian Berkowitz.

 

Book & Lyrics by Liv Cummins & Rob Hartmann

Music By Rob Hartmann

Original Concept & Additional Lyrics By Scott Keys

In concert at 54 Below, New York (2014)


Stillpointe Theatre Initiative, Baltimore (2014)

Wright State University, Dayton (2014)

Teatro Lara, Madrid (2014)

American Stage,

St Petersburg (2012)

Carnegie-Mellon University (2010)

Dignity Players, Annapolis (2008)

The Human Race Theater, Dayton (2005)

Illusion Theater, Minneapolis (2002 and 2004 )

Grand Central Theater, Santa Ana (2002)

West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles (1999),

Porchlight Theater, Chicago (1997)


Staged readings at the York Theater (1999), Symphony Space (2004), and Ensemble Studio Theater (2005)


Sample Track “When I Am The Wind”

Sample Track  “The Plot”

Sample TracK “Red Herrings”