THE YELLOW BOAT @ Coeurage Theatre Co.
David Saar’s The Yellow Boat opened at the Grove Theatre Center last week in Burbank. People have come to see it. People have loved it. People have left in tears.
Coeurage is one of the most honest and insightful theatre companies in LA, and again, they’ve put together some surprising, grounded and frankly beautiful live theatre. I happen to be lucky enough to be a part of it.
The Yellow Boat tells the story of Benjamin Saar, a young boy born with hemophilia. At the age of 8, he contracted the AIDS virus through a blood transfusion and left the world shortly after. This play is the story of his life, told through Benjamin’s eyes with unbelievable imagination. Technically and emotionally, it’s a roller coaster, but it’s one of those rare plays in which you see good people tackle difficult circumstances without an ounce of cynicism. There’s an incredible amount of love on stage. It’s worth taking a look.
Our opening night happened to fall on Benjamin’s Birthday, April 19th. He would have been 35.
The play runs until May 25th, though I WON’T BE PERFORMING:
FRIDAY, MAY 9th or FRIDAY, MAY 16th.