The Inheritance

Three Women and a Funeral...

Beautiful, accomplished, Milla Dejoie receives a phone call in the middle of the night from her estranged mother, Wilhelmina. Her grandmother, Thee, Mrs Dejoie, dowager of polite society is dead and along with her, their inheritance--unless Milla comes home to bury her. Milla reluctantly leaves her idyllic life abroad and returns to her ancestral home, a sprawling postbellum mansion. And to her mother, an aged drug-addled debutante handicapped by the burden of bearing such legacy. With the help of Louisa, the family’s cherished maid, the women begin to repair their relationship. However, their reconciliation grinds to a halt when, during the funeral, long-held secrets erupt.


BOOK by MONICA L. PATTON

MUSIC by BOBBY DAYE

LYRICS by BOBBY DAYE and MONICA PATTON


The Inheritance weaves a musical tale of a prodigal daughter’s tumultuous reunion with her past as she concedes to the dying wishes of the family’s matriarch.

eta Magic Box Series is an opportunity for artists to showcase new, experimental or works- in- progress to a new audience. 

Monica L. Patton