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October 16, 2013
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and on October 15, 2013
"Do the Blind Dream?" by Barry Gifford
A private reading by the theater group BLACK LODGE THEATER, directed by Alexandra Siladi
The play takes place in Fùlmine, a small town close to the sea in the south of Italy. Beatrice, a woman in her seventies, has just died, and her children are gathering to attend her funeral. Aldo, Beatrice's son, and Sandra, her eldest daughter, arrive at the house of "Aunt" Rosa, their mother's caregiver in her last years——Beatrice suffered from Alzheimer's disease——with their respective spouses, Giuliana and Ignazio. Cara, Beatrice's younger daughter, a famous actress, arrives with her American boyfriend, Buddy. The family, along with Aunt Rosa and two men from the funeral home, and later, a Priest, constitute the main cast.
"Do the Blind Dream?" is a title built on double entendre: Does anyone, sighted or not, see the truth of daily events? To paraphrase the poet Delmore Schwartz, in dreams reside responsibilities.
As the action proceeds we become acquainted with the jealousies, rivalries and secrets concerning the immediate family and the (mostly——as well as ghostly) absent father and husband. As everyone talks we begin to discern how and why they lie——not only to each other but to themselves. The only person among them who retains a true sense of her self, as well as a measure of elegance, is Beatrice, the dead woman, who in life did not speak a coherent sentence in her final years. Here, however, she is free to talk, liberated in death as she was imprisoned in life by convention, a bad marriage and, finally, illness.
Also at issue here is the recurrent clash between generations, the traditional and the new; between a burned out culture struggling to be reborn and an often vulgar contemporary one. Cara, despite the serious differences between her and Beatrice, emerges as the one among the children to best represent the values and spirit of their mother. As the family members wrangle, recriminate and stumble toward rapprochement, Buddy, the "visitor from another planet" as one character describes him, is able to pick up and follow the thread of truth as it unravels. And, of course, it is left for Beatrice to have the last word.