Tales of Tila

Starring Carolyn Chatwin Murset

March 15, 2023 @ 2:00pm

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Tales of Tila (TEE-lah) is a biographical musical based on actress/ singer/songwriter Carolyn Chatwin Murset’s lively Grandma Tila Miera Trujillo’s life in Taos, New Mexico during the early 1900’s.

Tila married at age 17 and navigated her way joyfully as a mother of ten, and wife of a shepherd. Through her grandmother’s eyes, Carolyn tells and sings of life during the Spanish Flu Epidemic, the Great Depression, and the Second World War in which she sends two sons away to serve in the military.

Her husband, built government housing in the secret city of Los Alamos, where the atomic bomb was created by the Manhattan Project.

Carolyn wrote 23 original songs for this delightful play, originally produced by veteran film actor, Wilford Brimley. It premiered in St. George, Utah, October 2018, and has been performed locally and on the road. It was filmed onstage in Albuquerque, then streamed worldwide in 2021.

The musical is 80 minutes long. She performs this play to encourage audience members to write their life stories, and turn their hearts to their loved ones who have passed on.

Tales of Tila, a finalist for the 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Drama Award, is published by Leicester Bay Theatricals.

Writer: Carolyn Chatwin Murset

Director: Carolyn Chatwin Murset

Running Time: 95 min.

Category: Musical, drama, storytelling