news | Monday October 26, 2015
Make way for Drew Hayden Taylor’s latest play! Order your copy today for $18.95.
Cerulean Blue is a comedic play about a struggling blues band invited to participate in a benefit concert for a First Nation community in conflict with governmental authorities. Upon arriving, the band discovers the entire lineup of musical acts has cancelled and they’re left trapped behind barricades. Complicating the matter, there is conflict within the band – and the sudden appearance of an old girlfriend makes the event even more perilous. This play is an homage to fast-moving farces while also addressing Aboriginal issues.
The Ryerson Folio called it “an off-the-chart comedy”; the reviewer enjoyed the show so much that “I walked away smiling from ear to ear … an amazing show that gave me goosebumps, warmed my heart, and left me laughing right until the very end.”
The play was written for a large ensemble cast, which makes it ideal for musical theatre departments in high schools and colleges – every student can play a part. If you’re in the market for a play in which your whole class can participate, we recommend Cerulean Blue!