BAAM at The Gem Presents a Screening of Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Run Time: 90 min.
Please join BAAM at The Gem at 1pm on Sunday, February 26th for a screening of Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas by playwrights Richard Blanco and Venessa Garcia. The play was performed at Portland Stage from January 25th to February 12th, 2023 and now comes to Bethel. Richard Blanco will join us, via Zoom, for an introduction and Q&A following the screening of the play.
Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas tells the story of Beatriz, a Cuban American baker in Maine, who tries to figure out whether she should stay with the community she’s developed, or reunite with her estranged mother in Miami. Along the way Beatriz explores what it means to belong as she cooks up the recipes of her childhood with the raw ingredients of Maine. This is a Maine Made Play commissioned by Portland Stage.
You can find out more about the playwrights Richard Blanco & Venessa Garcia, the Director Sarah wood and the actors HERE. Richard Blanco is a Bethel resident and was the Inaugural Poet who wrote and read One Today for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration on Jan. 21st, 2013.
*Richard Blanco Photo Credit: Craig Dilger
Click on the trailer link to watch an interview with Richard Blanco and Venessa Garcia.