TAGGED WITH DRAMA
SMOKE presents an intense sexual situation with adult language. “You know you get to choose what happens to you, right?” That’s what John tells Julie when they meet by accident at a kink-play party in New York City. Their encounter pushes both of them further than they ever thought they’d go.
The scene is the lobby of a rundown hotel so seedy that it has lost the "e" from its marquee. As the action unfolds, the residents, ranging from young to old, from the defiant to the resigned, meet and talk and interact with each other during the course of one day.
By Eugene O'Neill Directed by Robert Bailey Irishman Con Melody drowns memories of his former greatness as a soldier and aristocrat in a dangerous stew of alcohol and regret, while his headstrong daughter struggles to win a better future for herself and her long-suffering mother.
She blindfolded herself not out of devotion for her husband but as a protest to arbitrary male power and dynasty politics. It was not Gandhari who chose to block sunlight out of her life; it was us who turned a blind eye and deaf ear to a woman’s pain, a wife’s pleas and a mother’s cries.
The preacher’s daughter seizes on a chance to follow her heart’s inclinations when John Buchanan returns from medical school to live in their small town. The play centers on the complex & sometimes cruel relationships to which love becomes vulnerable, when we are strong enough to allow it.