Blu (Yale Drama Series) by Virginia Grise

By Virginia Grise

Reminiscence, heritage, and tradition collide with the starlit rooftop desires of a myth-inspired personality as Soledad and her associate, Hailstorm, redefine relatives all alone phrases after the loss of life in their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and modern politics, demanding situations us to attempt to visualize a time prior to war.

Selected because the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama festival from greater than 950 submissions, Virginia Grise’s play blu happens within the current yet appears again at the no longer too far away prior via a chain of prayers, rituals, and goals. Contest pass judgement on David Hare commented, "Virginia Grise is a blazingly gifted author, and her play blu remains with you decades after you’ve learn it." Noting that 2010 used to be a banner yr for girls playwrights, he extra, "Women’s writing for the theatre is enhanced and extra eloquent than it has ever been."

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Lights up on soledad in the past. ) SOLEDAD what? EME the helicopters. SOLEDAD (annoyed) what? EME sounds like them helicopters gonna fall out the sky. SOLEDAD you’re drunk. ) EME metal birds in the barrio. huntin people like vultures. SOLEDAD stop it. EME they gonna fall out the sky one day. blu 31 SOLEDAD don’t raise your voice. EME someone’s gonna throw a rock into the air. SOLEDAD the kids are sleeping. keep your voice down. EME the moon. the moon is going to break into a million pieces. fall into the ocean.

How you gonna try to teach me something ’bout family? my father’s in jail. my brother’s gone. you act like nuthin’s changed. just keep livin your life like nuthin. like nuthin ever fuckin happened. SOLEDAD you are my child, my son. ) i’m your family. you hear me? i’m your family. LUNATICO you ain’t my muthafuckin family. (soledad slaps lunatico. lunatico raises his fist to his mother. Stops before he hits her. The earth stops spinning in space. soledad does not move. Stares lunatico down. He is shaking, fist clenched.

Close my door, turn out the lights, turn on the radio and listen to the words. eyes closed and it’s like nuthin can touch you, you know. you don’t have to think ’bout nuthin. and it’s like you here and not here at the same time and you can, you can just let go, you know. no worries. just float. i spent my whole life, spent my whole life, trying to prove there was a reason to my being born. you know, sometimes i’m not sure that’s true and i try to, you know, hold it together.  . BLU gotta go. i gotta go.

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