Century Playhouse is excited to be producing
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers
“Funny” “Groundbreaking” “Honest and Moving”
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is the story of a dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself, and who unwittingly and naively wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation. The friendships, the laughter, the love, the fears of being outed, the difficulties of being gay and how it affects relationships with family, children, parents and careers, the demonstrations of what the painful price could be for a gay life 40 years ago in everyday America, had never before been told with such respect. Chambers' comedic dialogue, sensitivity to human nature and tender treatment of her characters help the play transcend preconceptions and show the universality of these women's journeys. (Goodreads)
This landmark play is an emotional, funny, feel-good, and at times heart-wrenching story that speaks universally to audiences of all genders, identities, and ages in a wonderful, entertaining, and insightful fashion.
Performances: February 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM and February 29 at 2:00 PM
Auditions (Open to All): December 03 & 04, 2019 at 6:00PM with Callbacks on December 05 at 6:00PM (no audition appointments necessary)
Where: Century College West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
What to Prepare: A one-two minute contemporary monologue of your choice.
Rehearsals: 12/09-11/2019 & 01/13-02/20/2020
Characters: Eight (8) Women 20-50+
Kitty- Has just left her OBGYN clinic to become a full time writer after she took the feminist world by storm with her book The Female Sexual Imperative. A force to be reckoned with in any situation, Kitty is terrified of being publicly outed, and worries that Eva’s arrival at Bluefish Cove might expose her.
Rita- Kitty's wide-eyed and level headed secretary – and lover. Punctual, to-the-point, and insightful.
Donna- A party girl in her early 20s who faces accusations of being a gold digger in her relationship with the older Sue.
Sue- A wealthy and weathered blueblood, involved with the much younger Donna – an age difference which Sue is self-conscious about.
Rae- A second-wave feminist through and through – which sometimes clashes with her stereotypically “feminine,” housewife-type sensibilities and likes.
Annie- A master sculptor (or, sculptress, depending on who at Bluefish Cove you ask) who’s been involved with Rae for 10 years. Strong, Spunky, and Artistic.
Lil – Sarcastic, witty, and knows how to clean a fish in her sleep. Dying of cancer, but keeping the diagnosis close to her chest. The only single lesbian at the start of the play.
Eva – Caring and somewhat sheltered, Eva has just left her husband of nearly a decade at the start of the play, and is staying at Bluefish Cove unaware that it is a lesbian colony. Entering a new chapter in her life, Eva is open to new ideas and experiences – including exploring her sexuality.