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Going to St. Ives (Off-Broadway) Story

Playwright Lee Blessing makes his Primary Stages debut with Going to St. Ives, a tension-packed play that pits individual responsibility against the power of the state. The mother of a monstrous dictator in sub-Saharan Africa visits an English eye surgeon. Her health's an issue, but a much larger question looms: what can they do about her son? An intensely suspenseful journey into the very nature of motherhood, Blessing's play touches us at our deepest levels. The Los Angeles Times called the play, "original and compelling...engrossing...startling," and "timely." See for yourself what is sure to be one of the most haunting plays on stage in New York this season.
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