Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

  Gunston Arts Center
2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206, United States

 Nov 23

 Full Price: $25
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  • Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm


"Last Summer at Bluefish Cove" is a landmark piece in Lesbian dramatic literature as the first mainstream play of its kind when it premiered in New York City in 1980. It 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. She falls in love with the charming leading character who, unknown to her, is dying of cancer. 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 30 years ago in everyday America. Jane 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, whether straight or gay.

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