Rush Drama Festival – A Fine Bright day Today
Date: Saturday the 2nd March 2019
Group: Ballyduff Drama Group, County Waterford
Play: A Fine Bright Day Today by Philip Goulding
Synopsis of Play: DRAMA
Since the death of her trawlerman husband 30 years ago, Margaret Harvey has lived with her daughter Rebecca in a small cottage in a coastal town. Rebecca is moving out to live with her boyfriend, so when she meets Milton Farnsworth, an American visiting the area to paint the landscape, she invites him to lodge with Margaret during his stay. Margaret has become increasingly set in her ways over the years, dependent on ritual and superstition, but with patience, humour, and cheap wine, Milton gradually encourages her to relinquish her hold on control. Warm, funny and moving, A Fine Bright Day Today explores love set on the edge of an English coastal area, where lives are reshaped by a chance meeting with an exotic stranger.