From Rebecca Gilman, whose previous dramatic work (Boy Gets Girl) was acclaimed by Time as the best play of 2000, comes this "dazzling . . . racy [and] smart piece of gritty social realism that's alternately funny and politically provocative" (Chris Jones, Variety).
Curt is a small-town cop in the Midwest; Sandy is the 19-year-old prostitute he first tries to arrest, then attempts to help, at the cost of his badge. What Gilman makes of this familiar scenario is something startlingly real and compelling: Blue Surge delves deeply into the small space that can divide hope from hopelessness, as Curt and Sandy both grasp at the American dream of a house, a job, a life, a relationship with another human being.
Marked by Gilman's characteristically sharp delineation of character, pitch-perfect dialogue, and effortless use of humor both biting and silly, Blue Surge is an intimate look at the class struggle in America today as well as a brilliant example of the dramatic craft from one of today's most accomplished practitioners.