Theatrical Tendencies presents the first show in their SEVENTH SEASON–
The MILWAUKEE RETURN of Jane Chambers’
LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE
Directed by Nabra Nelson
Who: 8 women, ages 20 – 50+
When: Please attend ONE night – Tuesday, September 6th OR Wednesday, September 7th @ 6:45pm. Callbacks will occur on Thursday, September 8th.
Where: SOULSTICE THEATRE 3770 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Francis, WI(a few blocks south of Bay View)
What: Please prepare a ONE MINUTE CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUE.
Performance Dates are Friday and Saturday evenings: October 21, 22, 28, 29 November 4 & 5, 2016.
You must be available for all performances to be considered for a role.
Rehearsals start September 12th and will be held at Soulstice Theatre.
All performers receive a stipend for their work.
About the show:
LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE is the story of Eva, a dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself and unwittingly wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation. She ultimately falls in love with Lil who, unknown to her, is dying of cancer. The show celebrates the friendship and the love shared by this group of women. It looks at the fears of being outed, the difficulties of being gay and how it can affect relationships with family, children, and parents and its affect on careers. Now nearly 35 years old, this groundbreaking script tells the story of a particular segment of the LGBTQ community found in “everyday America” that had never before been told with such respect. Chambers’ comedic dialogue, her sensitivity to human nature and the tender treatment of her characters truly show the universality of these women’s journeys, whether straight or gay.
Jane Chambers’ writing for Search for Tomorrow won her a Writers Guild of America Award in 1973. She is the award-winning author of Christ in a Treehouse, Tales of the Revolution and Other American Fables, Random Violence, A Late Snow (produced at Playwrights Horizons in 1974 and one of the earliest plays to portray lesbian characters in a positive light), Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven and The Quintessential Image.