6/22/2016 6:16 PM
Roberto and Lina have worked together for five years. If you've ever worked in a restaurant that is a pretty long time. Especially to find love at the end of the day. Of the four plays that comprise Ms Cefaly's award-winning collection Love Is a Blue Tick Hound, this is my personal favorite. I find myself reading it over and over again with tears and a lump in my throat every time. Love that sneaks up and taps you on the shoulder when you least expect it is for me the best kind. This is tender, funny, and as with all of Cefaly's stories...honest (make sure you cast two people with a strong connection). Love is mystical and magical but its absence stands even more than its presence. This is yet another wonderful facet of Cefaly's writing. The reader and audience are led on journeys of anguish and discovery that take mere minutes onstage but seem to develop over great periods of time, delicious eternities.
6/17/2016 1:32 PM
I had the honor of playing the role of Lina in the NYC production. The writing flows with heartache, hope, and real life humor. It's beautiful in it's simplicity and doesn't try to be more than what it is. A story about two lost souls. Audience members felt like voyeurs - peeking through a crack in the diner door. Riveting and fresh, this play pulls the actors as well as the audience into the world of two lonely people at the end of a very long night. Audrey's writing always seems to make this happen. She'll take you for a ride into the lives of her characters effortlessly. And you will love the trip!
6/11/2016 9:41 PM
I had the privilege of directing this play in NYC and was BLOWN away from the first time I read the play. The world that Ms. Cefaly creates is beautiful, complete and touching that immediately I knew the play was special. What struck me the most was how both characters at their core are compelling and how you root for them. Ms. Cefaly has written a piece that blends heart ache, love, humor and the human condition in such a way that makes you lean in as the play unfolds. I highly recommend this play!!!!