Echo After Echo
author: A. R. Capetta
Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, itís easy to say yes. But itís hard not to be distracted when thereís a death at the theater ó and then another ó especially when Zara doesnít know if theyíre accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. Itís hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. Itís hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, A. R. Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole ó and cast lantern light on two young women, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.
Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared ó for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in the theater.