February 23-25 at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove directed by Russel Stiles opens at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center February 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and will be available in mid-January at camprehoboth.com.
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is the first mainstream, high quality script featuring well-crafted gay characters in a compelling love story revealing universal truths within the lesbian experience.
The central character is a vibrant, self-confident woman named Lil Zalinski, who is spending the summer alone at a beach cottage in a small enclave that has been a lesbian haven for 30 years. Also at the cove are her dearest friends, three couples, including a couple of former lovers. There’s Earth mother Rae and her partner, Annie, an acclaimed sculptor who is Lil’s best friend; Kitty Cochrane, a doctor turned best-selling author of feminist books, and her partner-secretary, Rita; and rich dowager Sue with her girl-toy, Donna. Into their company arrives Eva Margolis, a straight woman who mistakenly rents a cottage in their community.
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, had never before been told with such respect. 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.