October 24th to November 4th, 2018
Some Blow Flutes is a new play by HomeFirst Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mary Vingoe. The play deals with the effects of memory loss, both that brought on by illness and that which is self-induced as a way of numbing pain. The play asks the question; How can we forgive when we cannot remember?
Inspired by a quote from the I Ching which refers to how we respond to tragedy, Some Blow Flutes is the story of Costas Frangoulis, an elderly shoe repair man deeply set in his ways and refusing to admit that his wife Elena is beginning to suffer the effects of dementia. His life is altered when Sandra, a professional organizer who cannot begin to organize her own life, enters his shop. His teenage granddaughter Leah who cares for her grandmother is best friends with Sandra’s estranged daughter Marijke. Marijke is fourteen and pregnant. An unlikely friendship between Costas and Sandra and a chance meeting between Elena and Marijke turn to an unravelling of past lives and hidden grievances which play out with unexpected results.
Sue LePage, Set & Costume Design
Steven Naylor, Composition & Sound Design
Nick Bottomley, Projection Design
Vicky Williams, Lighting Design
Sylvia Bell, Production and Stage Manager
Katie Dorian, Assistant Director
Mary Vingoe, Director