Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich’s full length plays have been produced at the New York International Fringe Festival, off-Broadway Theatre Row (Prod. by Tony-award winner Arielle Tepper Madover), Northern Light (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada),  Overtime (San Antonio), Forward Flux (Seattle) Trustus (Columbia, S.C.), Trinity Rep (Providence), and more. A contributing writer to the national tour, THE GRIEF DIALOGUES. Plays have been developed in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Second Stage, EST, ARACAworks, Stella Adler, and Rattlestick, and regionally at The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva, Victory Gardens, Route 66 Theatre, Collaboraction, Elephant Theatre, The Blank, Hangar, among others. @1BarbaraBE

Other Works


Full-Length Plays: 

The Captives

The Lovebirds

Romeo Chang

Still Life

Hitting the Wall

Sister Sister

Big City

Double Vision

Absolute Flight: A Reality Show With Wings

Boy Girl Boy Girl

One-Act Plays

The Body Clean

Shut Up and Dance

Ten-Minute Plays:

The Number

RoxN, Miss-Thang

Sacred Space


Three a.m.

The Woman With Orange Hands

Sick of It

The Reading Lesson


Freezer Burn

Project Description

ONLY ONE: Jack and Julia have overcome their relationship issues and are getting married. But on the big day, an unexpected ice storm upends their plans. Jack’s car spins out of control and kills a helpless pedestrian, leaving Jack emotionally shut down and forcing Julia to confront a childhood trauma. Meanwhile, a cast of characters more equipped to deal with death than Julia — her soldier sister, her mother, and the daughter of the man killed in the accident —  bond with the traumatized Jack, leaving Julia isolated and conflicted about her feelings toward him. ONLY ONE asks: How fragile is our happiness? What does it mean to love someone “for better or worse?” How do we live with death? Can connection bring us back from the edge?