Theatre at Bridgewater College Presents: Blue Heart by Caryl Churchill
When: Feb. 16-19, 8 p.m.
Where: Cole Hall
Theatre at Bridgewater College presents “Blue Heart” from Feb. 16 through Feb. 19 in Cole Hall on the College’s campus. The show will begin at 8 p.m. each night.
Caryl Churchill’s “Blue Heart” consists of two related short plays, “Heart’s Desire” and “Blue Kettle”, both examining strained family – and especially filial – relationships.
In “Heart’s Desire”, Brian and his wife Alice, together with Brian’s sister Maisie, are waiting for the arrival of their daughter Susy, who is returning home after some years spent in Australia. A simple domestic scenario is replayed over and over with widely differing developments – some heartbreaking, some wildly comical or surreal.
In “Blue Kettle”, a middle-aged man, Derek, and his girlfriend, Enid, are involved in a con trick, making a series of elderly women believe that Derek is the son they once gave up for adoption. But as the situation develops, the play’s dialogue undergoes a radical distortion.
Tickets for the production are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and older) and non-BC students, and free for BC students, faculty and staff.
In keeping with guidance from the CDC, Bridgewater College requires that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, properly wear face masks when indoors in public areas of campus.
Blue Heart is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc., www.concordtheatricals.com