Eastbound goes with a different kind of comedy: ‘Blame it on Beckett’

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, will present the first show of its 21st season, the comedy Blame it on Beckett, by John Morogiello, directed by Kevin McNair.

The production will run from Oct. 3 through 19 at the Milford Center for Arts. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

The play contains adult language and situations.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 for seniors and students, and $16 for members of the Milford Arts Council.

Call 203-882-0969 for reservations.  Subscriptions are also available for Eastbound’s three show season.

Blame it on Beckett features Joan Barere of West Hartford, Barry Hatrick of Milford, Alisson Wood of Stratford, and Qesar Veliu of New Haven.

Heidi Bishop is a young, idealistic girl working for a theatre company somewhere in New England. She is partnered with the cynical Jim Foley to read and respond to the flood of scripts competing for production.

Jim has been burned out by an endless barrage of bad writing. As he rants about creativity and his bleak vision for the future of theatre in general, Heidi does her best to stay positive. But she finds her artistic integrity at odds with both a dwindling audience and the political power struggles of the business world.

As director Kevin McNair explains, “Theatre to me is about taking risks, so I’m thrilled that Eastbound is allowing me to direct a production that’s not your traditional comedy. Blame it on Beckett is an ensemble-based piece where every character truly shares an importance to the story. The cast is doing a tremendous job with bringing these characters and the roller coaster situations to life. It’s not going to be a show to miss.”

For more information contact the Milford Fine Arts Council at 203-878-6647.