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The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present Blue Heart by British playwright Caryl Churchill, October 24 through October 28. Performances will be held nightly Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cellar Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center. An additional 2 p.m. matinee will be held Saturday, October 28.
Blue Heart consists of two short plays by post-modernist writer Churchill. “Blue Kettle” and “Heart’s Desire” are described as witty and disturbing family dramas, highly experimental in form and content. They have been performed together since their premiere production at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Joylynn Wing, associate professor of theater and dance, will direct Blue Heart. The one and a half-hour show is recommended for teenagers and adults.
A native of London, Churchill studied English literature at the University of Oxford. She has been a member of the Joint Stock Theatre Group, an organization dedicated to collective creation of theatrical work, and has worked with the Monstrous Regiment, a feminist theater union.
General admission is $3; students and seniors are $2. For ticket information call the box office at (207) 872-3358 between 4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday of performance weeks. Or call (207) 872-3388 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may be reserved online at www.colby.edu/theater.