Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers GemArt / Theatre Rhinoceros Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, San Francisco Cable Car Awards 1990 “...a resounding hit.” “...sparkles with wit, common sense, understanding, and reflects a genuinely compassionate look at inter-relationships.” San Francisco Bay Times “Gemma Whelan’s superbly cast production...a must-see, powerfully affirming experience.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, Critic’s Choice “Director Gemma Whelan displays an excellent sense of pacing, underplay, detail, subtlety and subtext in this production. The ensemble of actors convey the camaraderie of the characters through unspoken moments and effective staging.” Bay Area Reporter
A straight woman Eva leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself, and unwittingly and naively wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians on their annual vacation at Bluefish Cove. Eva falls in love with the charming Lil, who, unknown to her, is dying of cancer. The play is both funny and sad, and deals with the universal search for love, commitment, and the desire to leave behind a legacy.