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Blue Surge
Blue Surge
"Rebecca Gilman has an unerring ear for the ways mismatched people relate, an open heart for the ways they louse things up." —New York Magazine

"Blue Surge never cheats and yet manages to surprise as it unfolds with increasing intensity. The climax is suasive, shatteringly beautiful, and absolutely right." —New York Magazine

"[Rebecca Gilman is] a force to be reckoned with in the American theatre of the new millennium." —The Wall Street Journal
By Rebecca Gilman.

Cast: 2m., 3w. Blue Surge tells the story of Curt, a small-town Midwestern cop, and Sandy, the 18-year-old prostitute he meets in a raid on a massage parlor. Curt finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Sandy and begins a relationship with her that puts everything he's worked for—his career, his friendships, and his engagement to his fiancé—at risk. But Curt sees a future with Sandy, an escape from his difficult past. As the two of them chase the American Dream, they must learn a skill that is foreign to them both: they must learn to hope. "Gilman tackles what may be her trickiest subject yet: the relationship between history and destiny … she examines the role that class and background can play in shaping an individual's values and expectations … [an] absorbing drama which reaffirms Gilman's flair for dialogue at once stringently intelligent and utterly natural." (USA Today) "Ms. Gilman has the undeniable virtue of focusing with lucidity and evenhandedness on subjects that are more often sensationalized in the popular arts." (New York Times) Two acts. Four interior sets. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  BA9
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  78
Royalty:  $100.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Categories
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583421777
Publication Date: 10/02/2003
Biographies
Rebecca Gilman's plays include Luna Gale; Spinning Into Butter; Boy Gets Girl; The Crowd You're in With; Dollhouse; A True History of the Johnstown Flood; The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; Blue Surge; Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and The Glory of Living. Her plays have been produced by (among others) the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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