Alexandra Silber: White Hot Grief Parade
Alexandra “Al” Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives. Into this grieving house burst Al’s three friends from theater camp, determined to help out as only drama students know how. Over the course of that winter, the household will do battle with everything Death can throw at them – meddling relatives, merciless bureaucracy, soul-sapping sadness, the endless Tupperware. They will learn (almost) everything about love and will eventually return to the world, each altered by their time in a home by a river. Told with raw passion, candor and wit, White Hot Grief Parade is an ode to the restorative power of family and friendship – and the unbreakable bond, even in death, between father and daughter.
Alexandra Silber is an actress and Grammy-nominated singer who starred as Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, and Hodel in the same show in London’s West End. Her other credits include Master Class, Arlington, Carousel, Kiss Me Kate and Cabaret. She lives in New York City.