I’m super excited to announce that my political satire, Blinders, will return to Boston in June. The Flat Earth Theatre will mount the production at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, June 10-25. This will be my first revival–the play was done in Boston more than ten years ago, back in 2005, by Out of the Blue (my first full-length play produced in Boston). The timing couldn’t be more perfect–the current bizarre presidential race is the perfect backdrop for a production of Blinders. I admire the work that Flat Earth has been producing and I’m thrilled for a chance to work with them.
Here’s the blurb:
The world is in awe of a scientific miracle: two genetically identical humans, unrelated but more twin than twins, exactly the same in every way! No one can tell them apart – except journalist Karen Sayer, whose declaration to the brainwashed public that they don’t look anything alike destroys her career and throws her sanity into question. As the duplicates parlay their commercial success into burgeoning political power, Karen’s quest for truth takes her on an unexpected mission with some unlikely allies and even stranger enemies.
Darkly absurd and laugh-out-loud funny, Blinders is a cautionary tale about the dangers of the American political circus, just in time for election year.