Imagine yourself a fly on the wall watching four friends get drunk, get high, and all pumped up, talking about anything and everything – from what they plan to do with their lives to which Tom is the best Cruise – all these in between more intake of drugs and booze. At least that’s how I imagined myself being while at the Pacific Theatre.
A very realistic portrayal of today’s generation delivered by stellar performances of Rachel Cairns, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Curtis Tweedie, and Genevieve Fleming, Sean Harris Oliver’s Bright Blue Future shows us the general life and career challenges of today’s youth battling personal demons, while raising awareness on the dangers happening in the party culture.
With a simple set that did not overpower the performers, it is complimented by effective lighting, fluid scene transitions, and apt music that doesn’t overload the senses, Bright Blue Future delivered the fun, the dark, and the disturbing in a span of 2 hours which makes one think of potential consequences as a result of spur-of-the-moment actions.
Bright Blue Future’s story is very relevant to today’s times which is why Hardline Productions teamed up with two community organizations – Karmik, an initiative that focuses on harm reduction strategies that potentially happens in nightlife and music events, promoting safe practices and responsibility in today’s party culture, and Qmunity, a community safe space resource that operates programs and initiatives geared for the LGBTQ youth and community.
Bright Blue Future continues to play the Pacific Theatre, 1440 W12th Ave. until March 5th.