THE CURE TO MORTALITY is a musical stageplay with book and lyrics by Katy Erin and music composed by Katy Erin and Christopher Schunk.
This science-fiction musical farce explores a future in which the scientific community attempts to make eternal life a medical reality. Healthcare corporations have complete control over society, and one's value is determined by how you can contribute - if you have nothing to offer in the way of scientific expertise, then you are used as a test subject for those who do. It's here we find Xed, a test subject who is conveniently more than ready to end her life, as so many subjects before her have done as a sacrifice to the cause - but Xed ends up having to make some sacrifices of her own.
The show premiered at the McCadden Place Theater in Los Angeles from June 5-25, 2016 as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. It was directed by Molly Gilman with choreography by Daniela Caesar-Roden, and had Katy Erin originating the role of Xed - alongside Sandra Diana Cantu as Tow, Molly Gilman as Dr Colbert, Brookelyn Rose as Dr Titus, and Mary Ann Pianka as Dr Kites.