CARLA IS NUDE is a story inspired by a series of tragic events that occurred over the past six centuries. From the innate arrogance of a 16th Century astrophysicist to the burning passion of a 20th Century sculptor, this 4-Phase Storybook represents a chronological account of the events surrounding these two prolific Italian thinkers, and how their fantastic observations collide in the present day to change the world as we knew it forever.
With chamber music in the air, and his sculptures on display, a crowd of sophisticates gather inside a Yale University banquet hall to celebrate the life of esteemed alumnus and prolific Italian sculptor, Gio Maglidori. The honoree could not be in attendance on this festive night. Why? Because he is dead. Quite dead. Colder than the stone he so passionately carved, before his second wife poisoned his pesto one afternoon in 1977.
But Old Flo, now in her early 70s, is inside the banquet hall, accompanied by her tough-minded stepdaughter, Mary, and her favorite target for disparagement, her stepson, Michael, known to everyone else as Mags. These two siblings virtually have nothing in common except for their last name, as Mary now runs the family’s masonry and statuary business, while Mags lives off his inheritance, and spends most of his time swinging in a hammock amidst the dense trees behind his massive bohemian barn house in the Connecticut countryside.
On this special night honoring their father, though, Mags and Mary do have one thing in common - they want to survive the evening, unscathed by the deranged behavior of their stepmother, whose train of thought stops at every station, while her mood swings more than a Benny Goodman box set.
During the banquet, Dr. James Hodder, eccentric Director of the Yale Art Gallery and Gio's former classmate, falls victim to episodes of narcolepsy, insomnia, and delusion, as he delivers a speech on behalf of the honeree to the wine-soaked, aristocratic audience. Meanwhile, Flo reunites with her conspirators, two Yale professors, Alan Decuris and Isaac Rundle, who devised a plot with her during the 1960s to acquire a set of coveted rubies, which they believed Gio hid inside a birdbath before he died.
Would these rubies turn up decades later after Gio hid them? Who would find them first? Why were Mags & Mary's parents murdered while in their path? If you look here, they might be there, so keep your senses very sharp, and be ready to endure vicious twists and dramatic turns, when solving the profoundly hilarious mystery within CARLA IS NUDE.