Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is a play by Jane Chambers. It is important in lesbian theater history as the first mainstream literary piece of its kind.
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.
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.
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is directed by Russell Stiles, and produced in association with the estate of Jane Chambers.
Three shows only: Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m.; Tickets: $25Tickets