In The Ideal Obituary a woman is emotionally numb due to a severe depression. Her husband comes up with a plan to bring back her feelings; he takes her to funerals to make her cry. The Ideal Obituary is a dark comedy that pushes the audience to their limit of tolerance of when something stops being funny, and becomes unbearably serious.
The cast will feature Liliana de Castro (2017 International Emmy Award nominated Best Drama Series, Psi on HBO Latin America) and Kevin Loreque (Steven Spielberg's The Post) with Costume and Set Design by Anderson Thives (internationally renowned collage artist and Brazilian set designer), Lighting Design by Kia Rogers (NYIT Award Winner for Jane The Plain with Flux Theatre Ensemble), Assistant Director Valeri Mudek, Graphic design by Kyle Glasow, Stage Management by Marina Montesanti and Production Management by Monica Vilella and Miguel de Oliveira (MoMi Films),
Rodrigo Nogueira (Writer/Director) is a Brazilian playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and director. Rodrigo has had fifteen straight plays and four musicals produced in Brazil. He received both Shell and APTR awards (the two most important in Brazil) as best writer. Brazil's most important theater critic Barbara Heliodora considered his work "a milestone in Brazilian playwriting."
In television he was part of the writing team of the Brazilian version of Ugly Betty. In film, his credits include the Brazilian romantic comedy Women Overboard (among the top 10 box office movies in 2015). Recently, he moved to New York where he has been working on the screenplays The Movie of Your Life, I love my cancer and the play The Ideal Obituary. He is also writing a junior musical licensed by the Gershwin Estate. www.thisisrodrigo.com