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(HDCC) TONGUE OF A BIRD

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April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

Venue

Hi-Desert Cultural Center

61234 Highway 62

Joshua Tree

Blak Box Theatre- Palmer Performance Hall

760-366-3777

www.hidesertculturalcenter.org

Performances

”FIRST FRIDAY READER’S THEATRE

Friday – April 27@ 7 PM

TONGUE OF A BIRD

by Ellen McLaughlin

Maxine, a search and rescue pilot, returns in midwinter to her childhood home in the Adirondacks. There she conducts a search for a girl who, while on a field trip in the mountains, was abducted by a stranger in a black pick up truck. The search lasts for three days. Each night Maxine must face the girl's distraught mother, Dessa, and her own grandmother, Zofia, a reclusive Polish refugee. In sleep, Maxine is prey to nightmares and fragmented memories of a mother who abandoned her in childhood and was lost to insanity. Cherry Jones starred Off Broadway in this powerful consideration of the notions of loss, motherhood and the vexed yearning for release.