Going to St. Ives
by Lee Blessing
October 29 to November 21, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday matinee on November 15 at 2pm.
Directed by Cassandra Hesseltine
Cast: Juanita Harris, Christina Jioras
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.
Critics are raving about Going to St. Ives:
“Rarely, if ever, will local theater-goers have a chance to personally experience such in-your-face, powerful, emotionally shattering performances as those now being so dazzlingly delivered by two remarkable actresses…” — Beti Webb Trauth, Times Standard’s Urge
“Harris is perfect as the imperious yet somehow vulnerable May, commanding the complete attention of both the audience and her fellow traveler. Jioras is a familiar figure to Humboldt County theater-goers, and her performance is equally assured.” — Pat Bitton, North Coast Journal