A Pain in the Neck
Words by Erin J. Reifler, Music by Zonia Tsang
LENGTH & FORM
Full length musical
STORY
​Josie was told she was going to die sometime in 2019. Freshly dumped by her boyfriend of 12 years with a “It’s not you, it’s me”, she finds being a single cat lady at the age of 41 in New York City and terminally ill daunting. With a friend’s (forceful) encouragement, she creates a bucket list; she steals a pen for the first time, misses a deadline, buys adult furniture, and swipes right on a one-night stand or maybe more. Complicated by her parent’s and coworkers' desire for her to act like a sick person and her own body telling her she should do so, instead of waiting to die, Josie learns what it means to truly live. Josie lived until December 3rd.
DEMOS