Tough Cookies

  • date Saturday, 14 November, 2015
  • group Blue Hat Productions, Co Cork
  • author Edward Crosbie Wells
  • category Confined
  • age suitable for children

Set in the formerly oil-rich desert Southwest, this play explores the lives of two generations of women living under one roof. The story centers on Jo who, after her father dies, takes in her feisty mother. The dialogue between them and with a long-time neighbor is, at once, outrageously funny and heart-breakingly tragic. These women tear and rip into each other’s psyche with reckless abandon and something barely resembling love. The cookies in question may or may not be poisoned, but just beneath the surface these women hide a more potent poison—the deadly venom accumulated over years of unfulfilled dreams mixed with the sudden and bitter acceptance of a life unrealized. If you like your tragedies hysterically funny then take a bite of this.

Blue Hat Productions, Co Cork

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SPONSORED BY: Clare Arts Office