New Hampshire Theatre Project presents A Body of Water by Lee Blessing, March 15-24, 2013 at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH.
In Collaboration with Artists' Collaborative Theatre of New England (Act One), New Hampshire Theatre Project continues their 2012-13 Season with an exploration of the intriguing relationship between identity, reality, and memory. In A Body of Water, playwright Lee Blessing poses an intriguing question: would you know who you are if you suddenly had no memories? An attractive, middle-aged couple wakes up one morning in an isolated summer house high above a body of water. The weather's fine; the view's magnificent. There's only one problem ~ neither of them can remember who they are or how they came to be there.
With growing alarm, spiked with lightning flashes of humor, they try to make sense of the situation. When a young woman arrives, they are certain she will solve their quandary. But instead she offers them a shifting pattern of scenarios, which only lead to more questions. If memory, that invisible record of past experience, disappears, do our dreams and desires for the future cease to propel us forward? Without past or future, can we know who we are? With the present as our sole reality, are we left with nothing...or everything?
Featuring Peter Josephson, Kate Braun, and Ashley Risteen. With direction by Stephanie Voss Nugent and lighting & scenic design by Meghann Beauchamp.
The production will run Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. General admission ~ $24; student & senior admission ~ $20. Reservations recommended: 603-431-6644 x5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Kate Braun & Peter Josephson in NHTP's A Body of Water. Photo Credit: Meghann Beauchamp.