Blu (Yale Drama Series) by Virginia Grise

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By Virginia Grise

Reminiscence, background, and tradition collide with the starlit rooftop desires of a myth-inspired personality as Soledad and her associate, Hailstorm, redefine family members all alone phrases after the dying in their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and modern politics, demanding situations us to aim to visualize a time ahead of war.

Selected because the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama pageant from greater than 950 submissions, Virginia Grise’s play blu occurs within the current yet appears to be like again at the no longer too far away earlier via a sequence of prayers, rituals, and desires. Contest pass judgement on David Hare commented, "Virginia Grise is a blazingly gifted author, and her play blu remains with you many years after you’ve learn it." Noting that 2010 was once a banner yr for ladies playwrights, he extra, "Women’s writing for the theatre is more advantageous and extra eloquent than it has ever been."

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EME can’t feed your children on dreams, soledad. not enuf to keep ’em full. (Helicopters cut out. Lights up on blu and lunatico on separate street corners. It is night. They are lit by the headlights of an old Chevy. Shared memory with eme. ) EME roll the dice. roll the dice. BLU six. six. LUNATICO twelve. EME you get what you get. it’s not like anybody got it in for you. it’s a game of chance. count the numbers. add ’em up. one. six. BLU initiation. LUNATICO seven. seven times beat. 20 Virginia Grise BLU i rolled twelve.

8. 9. GEMINI sssssshhhhhh. EME black ink tat on knuckles BLU carved in skin, LUNATICO tequila on the wound. ) EME suck teeth. 10. 22 Virginia Grise BLU & LUNATICO suck teeth. EME lean back. BLU & LUNATICO lean back. BLU & LUNATICO & EME suck teeth. lean back. throw ’em up. throw ’em up. BLU what? what? EME wutcha claimin? wutcha down for? BLU & LUNATICO i—am—a gangsta. EME wutcha claimin? wutcha down for? BLU & LUNATICO i—am—a gang—sta. EME wutcha claimin? wutcha down for? BLU & LUNATICO i—am—a gang—sta.

Time/space change. hailstorm picks up the dance. ) SOLEDAD you got kids? HAILSTORM naw, girl. i ain’t got no kids. don’t know nuthin ’bout raisin children. SOLEDAD sometimes, i don’t think i know nuthin ’bout it either. HAILSTORM sounds like you at a crossroads. SOLEDAD something like that. 12 Virginia Grise HAILSTORM we all make choices. SOLEDAD wutcha know about it? HAILSTORM nuthin. why don’t you tell me? SOLEDAD long story. HAILSTORM i got all night. SOLEDAD hail? HAILSTORM yeah. SOLEDAD tell me about the moon.

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