A mermaid exhibition. A strange lake. Ice cream in multiple flavors. MouthRadio presents Crave Blue, a new play by Sarah Loucks, directed by Ann Marie Dorr. Part roadside attraction, part dark comedy, Crave Blue follows a group of West Texas women who dress up as mermaids to pay the bills. Conspiracy and desire collide when a man claims to see a real life mermaid in the lake. As tourists pollute the town, three minimum-wage mermaids must risk everything to uncover the secrets within the lake, and the secrets within each other.
Inspired by Balmorhea, TX, a town whose waterways are threatened by oil companies, Crave Blue is a surreal and gritty look at environmentalism and the feminine mystique in the heart of West TX. Crave Blue received developments at The VORTEX (2016) and Porterspace in NYC (2017)
Presented at MastroGeorge Theatre at Carol Hickey Acting Studio. 130 Pedernales Ste. 318b Austin, TX.
July 20th-August 5th at 8pm, with special double shows on July 29th and August 5th at 6pm and 9pm, 2017. General admission $15, priority seating $20. Tickets on sale HERE. Contact email@example.com for ticketing questions. For updates on MouthRadio and Crave Blue, like and follow us on Facebook.
Check out this poster designed by Zoe Darsee of Tabloid Publications!
February 9th 2016
The Anglers premiered at Frontera Fest on February 1st 2016!
We are remounting the show on February 25th at 8pm at ATM Gallery at Bolm Studios.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
You can read more about The Anglers below.
A developmental reading of Sarah's new play, Crave Blue, will be featured in The VORTEX'S Second Saturday Reading Series on Saturday, April 9th at 2pm. Please join us! Your feedback is instrumental in the development of new work. Admission is free, along with the beer. The mermaids need you. Check out vortexrep.org for more info.
If you want to read a little more about Crave Blue, check out the blurb below.
The wrecked desert town of Jewel, Texas boasts a rare miracle—water. Presiding over the edge of this small town is a vast lake that, in the summer, hosts the famous West Texas Mermaid Exhibition. Advertising four live mermaids, the exhibition is a delight to tourists, but to the women who don latex fishtails and sparkly bras every day in 100 degree heat, it’s just another job that barely pays the bills. Between performances, Fintasia, Wild Tuna, Treasure, and New Girl rant about bosses gone savage and fantasize about tropical islands. When a man claims to have encountered a real mermaid in the lake, the four performers find themselves objects of an aggressive media scandal. As the myth of the “Jewel, Texas Mermaid” grows, the women discover that their beloved lake is hiding a secret—one they must keep hidden or risk losing what they love the most. A dark, surreal drama that explores issues of gender, identity, and sacrifice in Southwest Texas, Crave Blue is at once an underwater fairytale and a drama of grit and endurance