Presented by Contemporary American Theater Festival
20th Century Blues
A Sharply Funny and Evocative Exploration of Time
A world premiere by Susan Miller
Directed by Ed Herendeen
Four women bond and become one another’s timetable of history. Through the vagaries of love, careers, children, lost causes and tragedy, the women reunite once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves. But, when these private photographs have the potential to become part of a public exhibit, mutiny erupts and relationships are tested. The images unearth secrets and force the women to question who they are, what they’ve become, and how they’ll navigate whatever lies ahead.
“You’re — rock and roll. The space launch. Civil rights. The decades that chronicle the most sweeping changes in everything. Style. Music. Literature. You’re my — sundial, my — alphabet. My guide to better living. You’re my memorial to all that.