Blackberry: A Burial

Jess's pet goat Blackberry has been inexplicably murdered and beheaded. As she burrows into her grief, she begins to hear the song of Blackberry’s head crying out to her. In a world that doesn’t take children's pain seriously, and where grief is too expensive for her family’s means, Jess must grapple with her loss alone as she looks for Blackberry’s head.
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Blackberry: A Burial

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    8 May. 2021
    Brilliant insight into childhood trauma and grief when coping with the inexplicable death of a loved one. Well done.
  • Allison Winsby:
    9 Dec. 2020
    I absolutely love this play! Eric Marlin does such a great job of exploring the ideas of grief and loss and how they can affect a child and those around them. It is suspenseful and keeps you wanting to know what happens next. I've truly never seen anything like this, and would love to see it on stage!
  • Ryan Haywood:
    9 Dec. 2020
    AMAZING! Eric Marlin touches on all the right things and there isn't a dull moment in the entire show!!! This play was not only fascinating, but also a little bit creepy as we really get to look into the mindset of a child who seems to have nothing going for her. This is a must read.

Production History

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    University of Iowa