Colette Freedman's Dark Comedy, BLIND SPOTS, Comes To The Hollywood Fringe Festival

By: Apr. 26, 2018
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Colette Freedman's Dark Comedy, BLIND SPOTS, Comes To The Hollywood Fringe Festival

In Colette Freedman's BLIND SPOTS, politics become personal when the homophobic, reactionary president of a small New England college tries to quiet her sister's poison pen by blackmailing her, leading to a showdown in which dark family secrets are exposed. The play is produced and directed by Constance Dalton-Pawle and will be presented at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 1st -22nd, 2018.

An acclaimed gay journalist. Her homophobic sister. Both have blind spots. Could it lead to ... murder? Colette Freedman's dark comedy, Blind Spots, is particularly relevant in our present political climate in which listening to differing opinions has become a lost art.

Sibling rivalry and one-upmanship reach sinister heights when two sisters with diametrically opposed beliefs clash in Blind Spots. The play is set in 2014 before the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is handed down. Gretchen, a gay journalist who is going blind, becomes incensed and decides to publish an editorial damning the anti-gay decrees from the liberal-arts college president. The problem is, this president is her abusive, homophobic sister, Kate. Gretchen's act of public humiliation ignites an all-out war between the sisters as the pair dredge up recriminations, accusations and even threaten blackmail. Meanwhile, Gretchen's young lover, a student at the college, might get hit by some shrapnel, her writing partner and friend is infuriated that Kate is threatening to make Gretchen's encroaching blindness public, and the sister's eccentric mother is totally unaware that there is trouble brewing.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

The all-female cast of this ensemble play includes Hollywood Fringe veterans Veronica Wylie and Tamara Burgess, as well as Michelle Pedersen, Koni McCurdy, and Lindsay McGee. Assistant Director Melissa Vitello wrote and directed Spaceman, which is also playing in the Fringe Festival at the Stepahnie Feury Theatre. Director Constance Dalton-Pawle, writes, directs, and acts in Dalton-Pawle Productions Mysteries to Dine For, a musical murder mystery company. She and writer Colette Freedman have been friends for over 20 years and have worked together on numerous productions, including a documentary narrated by Alfred Molina: Making Shakespeare Accessible to Kids.

Performances
Friday, June 1, 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10, 1:30 pm
Friday, June 15, 5:30 pm
Monday, June 18 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 22 at 7:00 pm

Appropriate for ages 16+

Tickets: $12.00 http://hff18.org/5211
Playwright Colette Freedman shares a special bond with a wonderful woman who, were it not for the ravages of Alzheimer's, would have originated the role of Birdy, the mother in Blind Spots. In an effort to help combat this disease, ten percent of each ticket sold will be donated to support the Alzheimer's Foundation.

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