Blame it on Beckett at Sam Bass Theatre

Blame it on Beckett at Sam Bass Theatre

By John Morogiello

Directed By Christopher Lee Herod

Feb 21 – Mar 9, 2019

Heidi Bishop is a wide-eyed dramaturgy intern, eager to better American drama. What she encounters instead is an endless stream of bad scripts by desperate playwrights and an office filled with cynicism and turf battles, led by her bitterly hilarious boss Jim Foley. When Heidi’s efforts to improve things run into unintended consequences, she is forced to confront idealism with reality to save her career, reputation, and relationships. Ideological opposites, Jim and Heidi soon lock tusks, and both are alternately championed and betrayed by Tina Fike, a famous playwright whom Jim has nurtured for years, and Mike Braschi, the theater’s general manager, who has a yen for Heidi and scant ethical standards. It’s ironical – and somehow oddly appropriate – that the problem could have been addressed by an astute dramaturg.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages

Run time: 2 hours including one intermission

Blame it on Beckett at Sam Bass Theatre