Abby Rosebrock's Brand New Black Comedy Blue Ridge
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Off-Broadway theater organisation the Atlantic Theater Company presents a dynamic 2018/19 season of world premiere works, including New York-based playwright and activist Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge. Helmed by Egyptian-American director Taibi Magar and starring Tony Award-nominated actress Marin Ireland, the black comedy explores heart break, mental health and spiritual healing.
Set in a small community in the Southern Appalachia, Blue Ridge follows a progressive teacher at odd with her surroundings, especially her no-good, untrustworthy boss. When she can't take it anymore, her retaliation and anger issues land her in a church-sponsored half-way house for six months, where she places her attentions on its inhabitants and every recovery but her own.