The Blue Puzzle

Play Title: The Blue Puzzle

Author: Clare Duffy  

Publisher: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts

Anthology: This play is part of a collection entitled, Where is the Hope? Edited by Chantal Bilodeau

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Environmental

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Character Breakdown: One character of unspecified gender

One-Person Show

Setting: Living-room found within a mountain home

Time Period: Present-day

Synopsis of Play: This one-person-show follows the story line of a father who reminisces over the memories he made with his son during childhood. These memories focused on jigsaw puzzles that they used to accomplish together. Now, the son is involved in computer programming and solving more complex problems. While the father is discussing his son, he is completing a massive jigsaw puzzle on his own, one of the sky. He has been working on it for months and plans on covering the ceiling of his living room with it upon completion. Towards the end of the play, the speaker begins to relate the puzzle to the saving of the environment. He believes that just as there are solutions to puzzles, there is inevitably a solution to save our planet.

First Performance Date: This short play was originally performed for the Climate Change Theatre Action 2017; exact date is unknown.

First Producer: Climate Change Theatre Action 2017

Performance History: This short play has been performed at various venues across the world as a part of the Climate Change Theater Action 2017.

Biography of Author: Clare Duffy (UK/Scottish resident)is a playwright, director, and a co-director of Unlimited Theatre. Clare won a Pearson Award for her first full length play Crossings in 2003, which was published, produced, and toured the UK in 2005. Money The Game Show is published by Oberon Books. She has written Cbeebies’ Christmas Shows since 2013 and adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Cbeebies, which was broadcast on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. [Taken from Where is the Hope? By Chanta lBilodeau]. 

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Entered By: Jake Caracciolo

Official UK Puzzle Club 

Natural Awakenings Magazine

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