Moral Quandaries in the Heart of Africa


Going To St. Ives has two women verbally ‘duking it out’ about a fictitious post-colonial African country

In a quiet living room located in the serene countryside of St. Ives, England two women, each with her own hidden agenda, meet for tea. The conversation quickly diverges from the usual afternoon pleasantries and reveals the dark and complex intricacies of a modern unnamed African country. This is the backdrop for Lee Blessing’s Going To St. Ives, a production that will be the third and last play of the Varscona Theatre Ensemble’s first season.

Belinda Cornish takes the role of Dr. Cora Gage, a world-renowned surgeon who recently became aware of four doctors who are to be executed in the unnamed African country, while Patricia Darbasie plays May N’Kame, a women suffering from…

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