Strange Light

A women lawyer, Bayley, and her girlfriend, Shue, a struggling classical musician, see their relationship teeter as Bayley's mother falls to Alzheimer's and the looming memories of her own unloving marriage to a lighting scientist. In stylized storytelling with the World's Fair in the background and the WNBA in the foreground, Bayley seeks to recharge her life and chart a new path.
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A women lawyer, Bayley, and her girlfriend, Shue, a struggling classical musician, see their relationship teeter as Bayley's mother falls to Alzheimer's and the looming memories of her own unloving marriage to a lighting scientist. In stylized storytelling with the World's Fair in the background and the WNBA in the foreground, Bayley seeks to recharge her life and chart a new path.

Various settings; 3 w.; 1 hr. 35 min. [Philadelphia, Shubin Th., Phil GL Theatre Festival., Swerve Prods.(Robin Eisenberg, dir.); Women at Wings, Wings Theatre, NY; Bailiwick Repertory Co., Chicago; HAG Theatre at Smith Theatre, Buffalo.

"Cooper is a graceful and skilled writer... exceptional writing ... You won't regret seeing it." Stewart Benedict, NY critic. "Speaks to the complexities of life ... and dealing with a parent's mental and physical decline." Theatremania.com. "Takes on the dynamics of relationships and the reconciliation and changing nature of the family." NY Blade "A poem of a play ...elegant construction ... sure to evoke emotion and provoke thought long after the theater grows dark." "A winner." Rick Reed, Lambda Publications.
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Strange Light

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Phil GL Theatre Festival., Swerve Prods
    ,
    2005
  • Professional
    ,
    Bailiwick Repertory Co., Chicago
    ,
    2004
  • Professional
    ,
    Wings Theatre, NYC
    ,
    2002
  • Professional
    ,
    HAG Theatre at Smith Theatre, Buffalo
    ,
    2002