Peggy Metzger on Why "Going to St. Ives" Was a Show Redwood Curtain Wanted to Stage
In the second of our interviews about the upcoming Going to St. Ives, RCT executive director Peggy Metzger discusses the show and why it was something Redwood Curtain wanted to do, even though RCT had to wait a decade to stage it.
Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing
May N’Kame, the mother of an African dictator, travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. Dr. Gage uses the consultation as an opportunity to raise the issue of the imprisonment of some of her colleagues. Meanwhile, May N’Kame’s true motive in visiting the doctor leads to fierce and fascinating discourse on morality and motherhood. Going to St. Ives is the story of two impressive women brought together by that which is personal and divided by that which is political, as both seek to accomplish the greatest good.
“Spectacular…emotionally and intellectually engrossing…dazzling…” – Philadelphia City Paper