Blue Surge

Blue Surge by Rebecca Gilman

What happens when you delve into the small space that can divide a feeling of hope from one of hopelessness?

Rebecca Gilman’s Blue Surge is an intimate examination of class struggle in America today.

Curt is a small time cop in Midwestern America; Sandy is the nineteen year old prostitute he tries to arrest, then attempts to help.

Curt comes from poor circumstances, he’s an honest guy, doing the best he can, with a few small dreams. Sandy comes from a difficult background, she’s a pragmatic newcomer to the world of prostitution, and Curt sees a better life, full of potential for her.

Watch what happens when both Curt and Sandy try to get a foothold into the American Dream.

Gilman is well known for her cutting edge social commentary. Her works include Spinning Into Butter, the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Glory of Living and Boy Gets Girl.

A fabulous performance from Trent Baker, opposite him Magrath achieves a complex chemistry…” 
Cameron Woodhead – The Age

The acting is as powerful and as fearless as the writing…Winterfall is shaping up as the Red Stitch of the North.” 
Chris Boyd – The Herald Sun

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Played: August – September, 2010

Preview: Wednesday August 25 @ 7.30pm
Opening Night: Thursday August 26@7.30pm
Season: Wed to Sat @7.30pm Sun@6pm August 27 until September 12
Venue: The Theatre Husk

Directed by: Paola Unger
Cast: Trent Baker, Justin Hosking, Cassandra MaGrath, Eloise Oxer, Holly Shanahan
Set & Costume Design: Daniel Harvey
Lighting Design: Roxzan Bowes


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Winterfall Theatre established itself in Northcote 2010 – 2014 and is currently operating out of a new theatre space in Kew Read More…