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“Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” takes its encore before regional festival

UMD Theater’s production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is one of only five productions selected to compete in the six-state Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional competition in Lincoln, Neb. from Jan. 19 to 25.

To help defray traveling costs, UMD is hosting an encore performance of this highly acclaimed show at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on Jan. 16.

Over the past 27 years, UMD Theatre has been selected 11 times to present at the KCACTF Regionals and has been chosen five times to perform at the National Festival held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
By Jane Chambers | Directed by Tom Isbell
In the summer of 1980, Eva Margolis leaves her husband and winds up in Bluefish Cove, not knowing she’s stumbled into a community of lesbians. What happens next will forever change her life – and the lives of those around her. Important in the history of lesbian theatre as being “the first mainstream quality literary piece of its kind,” Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is a love story that equally balances comedy and drama, provoking laughter one moment and tears the next. Set on the northeastern tip of Long Island in the 1970s. Including original music composed by Sara Thomsen.

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