What Difference Does It Make? by Mairy Beam
Lucy finds the courage to tell their partner, Carmelle, that they are non-binary. Carmelle is not as thrilled as Lucy with this news. Then Martina arrives and, following close behind, the news of the deadly coronavirus. Lucy, Carmelle and Martina must navigate the threat of this new virus, shifting identities and the vulnerability of aging while confined to a small apartment. Set in Vancouver in March 2020.
Produced on Zoom by Haven Theatre. View production here.
Keywords: Gender identity, COVID, Aging, Relationships
Genre: Comedic Drama
Run time: 70 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 3 actors
Female roles: 2
Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming Roles: 1
Lucy – 73, non-binary partner to Carmelle, physically in good shape
Carmelle – 74, lesbian, quite sedentary with asthma and arthritis
Martina – 75, a visitor from Toronto, long-time friend of Martina