3/10/2017 10:30 AM
Audrey Cefaly’ LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND is not Theater of Spectacle. It is Theater of the heart, soul and the funny bone. Each of the four, twenty-five minute plays centers around two characters caught in a relationship that underneath is full of pain, doubt and indecision towards a harsh and mostly unforgiving life. Yet Cefaly treats these fragile characters gently with compassion, humor and nobility. We do not laugh at these people. We laugh at ourselves as we realize our pain is their pain. Perfect for professional, community and college theaters, Cefaly gives the producing company permission to change the age, gender and dialects of the characters to suit each theater's needs. Blue Tick needs minimal production support and offers performance opportunities that actors love – characters limited only by the scope of imagination.
8/30/2016 6:54 AM
Audrey's scripts are truth, which is why they hurt so much and feel so good. Every word counts and every line is important. The lack of clutter in Audrey's writing allows the audience to think and listen, and become submerged in the stories. Having a deep desire to be known and loved, the characters are as familiar as family, but are also new and fresh, and begging to be heard. As an actor, it is intimidating and thrilling to be able to get close to these creations. This collection is a treasure.
7/3/2016 6:52 PM
Each of the closely observed, deeply compassionate, and deceptively simple plays that comprise Audrey Cefaly's Love is a Blue Tick Hound present characters whose universal needs and very particular dilemmas alternately break our hearts and inspire us with their resilience. For all the disappointment the characters face, and only occasionally overcome, for the all the sense of resignation that informs some of them, these plays are exhilarating examples of the writer's craft. These are stories that reveal real truths with bracing and engaging honesty and vivid theatricality. These are characters who demand and deserve to be heard.