Bottle Fly

Jacqueline Goldfinger; Foreword by Nicholas Wright

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September 18, 2018
88 pages, 5 1/2 x 9
ISBN: 9780300235012
Paper

Set in a bar in the Florida Everglades, this biting, brutally funny multigenerational family drama concerns a Gulf Coast couple, their disabled young ward, two lesbian tenants, and the bonds that bind them all together. It is a powerful story born out of the playwright’s own experiences with the rapidly changing social environment of rural Florida, where long-standing traditions and beliefs can collide, sometimes dangerously, with new ideas of personhood, identity, and self-realization.
 
A rich and colorful mélange of American classes and cultures, this drama recounts a profoundly human struggle to reconcile the masks worn at home with the ones donned to go out into the world.

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. Her previously produced plays include Babel (winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theater), Click (Weissberger Award nominee), The Arsonists, and Skin & Bone.

"Bottle Fly is an ambitious work….[It] illuminates love in many guises: love for those who have mattered to one in the past, love that was born as pity, love tinged with guilt, love for those who need your protection and love for someone who, without even knowing that she was doing it, holds out the promise of a more beautiful life."—Nicholas Wright, from the Foreword
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