Worcester, MA, June 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- A new play offers a romantic and supernatural time-travel twist on the sinking of the Lusitania.
The two-act drama, "Haunting Lusitania," is now available,
The play, a blend of fact and fantasy, had its official release back in November, 2013 and comes closer in theme to the romantic tale “Somewhere in Time” more so than to what may seem a natural similarity to “Titanic.”
Written by playwright Kevin T. Baldwin. the show concerns Malcolm Newman, a 21st Century film historian, who has gone to the White Cliffs of Dover, England with his associate to visit Janice Conway, an Irish woman whose grandmother’s parents were aboard the infamous RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by a German submarine and has some amazing footage of the sinking which many assumed was never filmed.
While restoring the footage Malcolm sees a beautiful woman, trapped on board the ship while it is being destroyed. She appears to be calling out to Malcolm, personally, to come rescue her. Malcolm then discovers that the old woman he had gone to visit is, in fact, his own child who tells him that he must find a way to return to Lusitania or she will never be born.
Through a series of strange events and chance encounters with a mysteriously dark and tortured soul, Malcolm successfully travels back in time in an attempt to save the woman he loves and as many passengers as he can.
Baldwin, a published playwright of 30 years, had always wanted to write about the sinking of the Lusitania but hesitated because he didn’t want his story to be compared to “Titanic.”
“There is a love story, and love is what drives Malcolm to want to travel back in time to Lusitania,” Baldwin explains. “But it is through Malcolm’s fictional story that we, the audience, become more aware of the actual human beings who had the misfortune of being aboard that ship at the time of her sinking.”
Throughout the course of the two hour drama, among the many people encountered is the ship’s Captain Turner, who not only did Not go down with the sinking Lusitania, as many might believe customary, but he would actually be involved in another sinking of a different ship after Lusitania and would survive that incident, as well.
We also meet American millionaire Alfred G. Vanderbilt. While it was rumored he spent most of his life as a playboy, during his final day aboard Lusitania Vanderbilt was said to be a devoted husband and risked his life to save others with his companion and valet, Ronald Denyer.
Other passengers about whose fates the reader will learn include: Dorothy Braithwaite, a young French Canadian woman traveling to see her sisters who have just both been widowed on the same day; John Walsh,a handsome Brit who meets and proposes to Gerda Neilson, not knowing the fate they would share; Sarah Lund, an American woman traveling with her husband and father after finding out her mother survived the sinking of the also doomed ship the Empress of Ireland; and Lady Allan, a French Canadian aristocrat who travels with her two mischievous daughters.
Find out who survives and who doesn’t in "Haunting Lusitania," available in paperback and in Kindle form. The average retail price of the paperback is $7.99.
For more information on "Haunting Lusitania" and other plays written by Kevin T. Baldwin visit www.MillboroughStories.com.
Copies of the play are also available through Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.