By Virginia Grise
Reminiscence, heritage, and tradition collide with the starlit rooftop goals of a myth-inspired personality as Soledad and her accomplice, Hailstorm, redefine family members on their lonesome phrases after the loss of life in their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and modern politics, demanding situations us to attempt 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 happens within the current yet appears again at the no longer too far-off previous via a sequence of prayers, rituals, and goals. 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 used to be a banner yr for ladies playwrights, he additional, "Women’s writing for the theatre is more desirable and extra eloquent than it has ever been."
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BLU go huntin. LUNATICO teach you. BLU not kill somethin much less you consume it. LUNATICO what we doin? BLU cannibals. LUNATICO why we killin? BLU didn’t wanna visit warfare. LUNATICO gotta do what you instructed? BLU already signed up and every little thing. LUNATICO you comprehend. BLU older brother. LUNATICO look as much as. BLU just wish. LUNATICO there ain’t struggle. BLU or nuthin like that. blu forty-one LUNATICO hope. BLU gotta. cross. if there's. LUNATICO yeah. BLU just need to. LUNATICO do it. BLU if there’s a conflict. (Lights up on gemini and soledad at the roof. Sound of the helicopters within the distance. ) GEMINI hear that? SOLEDAD what? GEMINI the helicopters. appears like them helicopters are gonna fall out the sky. SOLEDAD what? GEMINI one day, the celebs are gonna develop into guerilleras. SOLEDAD warriors. GEMINI the moon she gonna holiday right into a million items. fall into the sea flip sirena. SOLEDAD sirena? GEMINI sirenas by no means die, making a song beneath a black sky. someday, someone’s gonna throw a rock into the air. SOLEDAD make the helicopters fall out the sky? forty two Virginia Grise GEMINI yeah ma, they gonna fall out the sky at some point . . . (Lights up on blu & hailstorm. ) BLU where’s my ma? HAILSTORM at paintings. (blu turns to depart. ) HAILSTORM where you goin? BLU out. HAILSTORM but you simply obtained domestic. BLU so. HAILSTORM where you been? BLU why you care? HAILSTORM you recognize. your ma she’s drained. BLU tired of what? HAILSTORM worryin. BLU what she apprehensive approximately? HAILSTORM you. BLU ain’t gotta fear not more. HAILSTORM why? BLU i’m leavin. blu forty three HAILSTORM where you goin? BLU joined the army. HAILSTORM have you talked for your ma ’bout this? BLU i’m grown. HAILSTORM what you thinkin? BLU healthcare. schooling. beneﬁts. they don’t promote that shit on the nook shop you recognize. HAILSTORM naw yet they be slangin it at the streets. in all places you fuckin flip within the barrio—recruitment workplace. diversions online game room—recruitment workplace correct round the corner. south park mall—recruitment workplace correct inside of. the movies—recruitment workplace, comparable shopping mall. now not enuf cash for books at cha college yet there they be. published outdoors the cafeteria. recruitment officials. they sellin it, homie. simply didn’t imagine you’d be buyin it. BLU it’s greater than that. i’m drained too, shit. what i’m spose to do? this ain’t my condominium. now not right here wich you. HAILSTORM ain’t tryin to be your father, blu. BLU cuz you ain’t. (beat. ) anyway—don’t wanna finally end up lifeless or in penitentiary. you recognize. now not goin down. no longer goin down like that. HAILSTORM we all bought offerings. BLU and i performed made mines. HAILSTORM you be aware of. i grew up by no means rather havin a house, by no means rather havin relations. runnin the streets to stick 44 Virginia Grise clear of the ﬁghtin. proposal if i simply stored movin. simply stored movin. (beat. ) you've a house, blu. BLU the army is sort of a brotherhood. without end. continually trustworthy. HAILSTORM is a gang. shave your head cholo bald. flip on your colours for a uniform. get a brand new tat. it’s unlike you doin assorted. remains to be a gang blu. and ’sides we at battle. BLU war’s all around you. been at conflict my entire lifestyles.