BLUE, Rogue Machine Theatre at the Matrix Theatre

Julanne Chidi Hill and John Colella. Photo by Jeff Lorch.

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw.

Murder-by-cop. In Blue, playwright June Carryl lays out a blueprint for this grim, all-too-frequent horror show, building her story around a character who has taken the life of another human being and is struggling to justify this action both to himself and the person recording his take on events.

The play is set in a police squad room, a dim depressing space (production design by Joe McClean and Dane Bowman) with a table and chairs, an overhead camera, and not much else. In director Michael Matthews’s immersive staging — in the Matrix Theatre’s upstairs Henry Murray space — the audience is seated on either side of the playing area, mere feet from the actors. Read more…