Lady is Craig Wright’s enormously moving drama about three friends on a hunting trip which weighs in wisely on the nature of change, distance and truth. The characters include a pro-Bush, pro-Cheney, pro-war politician and a loving dog that just wants to be a good girl. One of them won’t survive the day. Lady was nominated as a 2008-2009 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play.
Graham, a hawkish conservative Democrat, is in town from Washington, where his friends long ago helped to send him, Kenny with some inherited money and Dyson by managing his campaign for Congress. “Those were different times,” Dyson says, furious now that Graham has morphed into someone whose principles he abhors, and genuinely frightened for his son, who listened to Graham talk last night at the Elks Club and promptly announced he was joining the Marines. Dyson begs, pleads, demands and threatens Graham into talking his son out of his seemingly irrational act, however Graham is unmoved by Dyson’s protestations, resulting in a climatic confrontation.
By Craig Wright
Directed by David J. Miller
Presented October 30 through November 21, 2009
Boston Center for the ArtsPhotos courtesy of Zeitgeist Stage (website | profile | tag archive).