Bluff - a dark comedy by Jeffrey Sweet
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A dark comedy: love and family on a collision course, farce and drama breaking the 4th wall
JoLee Productions (Mill Valley) will present Bluff a dark comedy by playwright Jeffrey Sweet, co-directed by Joey Hoeber (San Rafael) and Dianne Harrison about love and family on a collision course.
Incorporating theatrical techniques pioneered by Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe, the play alternates between farce and drama breaking down the fourth wall as the drama builds, including the audience as a confidant/witness.
Bluff tells the story of Emily and Neal who are doing fine as a new couple in the West Village of New York until her brash and vulgar stepfather comes to town for a convention. Gene (stepfather) brings with him all the contradictions Emily has been trying to bury.
The play stars Bay Area favorites Isabelle Grimm as Emily, Will Livingston as Neal and Cameron Stuckey as Gene. The cast also includes Tamara Chandler as Emily’s mother Georgia, Anya Cherniss as Doubling Actress and a special appearance by an unnamed local actor playing Doubling Actor.
The play will run November 1- 16, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm & 2:00 pm Saturdays, at San Rafael’s The Belrose Theatre.
Photo Credit: Richard D. Stewart
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