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 forhis career, his friendships, and his engagement to his fiancéat 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.