Blue, A Rhapsody in Blubber, an interactive solo theatrical piece, submerges the audience into the realm of the blue whale on a provocative and humorous journey through grief, solitude, spirituality, connection, and healing. A baby blue whale, a middle aged woman, and an old man, intertwined by whale song, dive deep into their separate yet united stories. Blue resonates with the universal pulse we all share, and inspires us to communicate clearly from our hearts to bridge large distances with others.
I am walking in the Valley of the Shadow of the Whale.
Breathing only on the surface with an alien heartbeat that rises like the bubbles of air and krill.
Whale poop is huge.
I want to feel.
A numbness coats me.
A big blue blubbery numb blob.
So, what I need is for you, all of you…
I need you to harpoon the hell out of me.
Lynn McNutt, excerpt from BLUE
Blue is a solo performance piece that explores types of communication relating to the songs of the blue whale, universal frequencies, heartbeat, and the exploration of other realms of existence. Whales are amazing communicators able to connect and coordinate with other whales over thousands of miles of ocean, so the whale helps us bridge any gaps that are keeping us from connecting deeper with loved ones.
Lynn McNutt plays three characters - Old Man, Baby Blue Whale, and Middle Aged Woman. These characters are all, in their unique way, searching for family, dealing with grief, and wanting to communicate to loved ones that are gone. Shamans, priests, yogis, and scientists have been dancing, chanting, drumming, singing, and researching our connection to the universe and each other since time began. Though these themes are quite deep, a substantial dose of humor is involved.