by Kevin D. Ferguson
Sometimes we lose sight of what matters most.
Barry, an acclaimed artist, races the clock to finish his last painting before a progressive illness takes his sight. Haunted by the ghost of his grandfather (Nolan) and forced to rely on the help of a woman he jilted in high school (Amy), Barry must confront the lost and damaged relationships of his past before he can face his future. Will Barry be able to do this before he loses his sight?
- Cast Size: 2M 1W
- Running Time: 45 minutes
- Royalty Rate: $40 per performance
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About the Playwright
Kevin D. Ferguson’s published plays include Child’s Play, The Other Side of the Sky, and Losing Sight. His plays have been performed in California, New York, and a lot of states inbetween and above and below. (He’s lost track a bit!) He is the former Playwright-in-Residence at Atlantic Stage in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Kevin is also a former National Playwright-in-Residence at The Tesseract Theatre Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He has won several regional and national playwriting awards, including a Kennedy Center award for his one-act play Losing Sight. He received an MFA in Playwriting with a Concentration in Dramaturgy from Hollins University’s Playwrights Lab. Kevin is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Barry, an artist, is angry because he is literally losing his sight and with it his career. But during the course of this lovely short play he realizes that the greater losses were the people he rejected in the past. Ferguson’s dialogue revealing the relationships between Barry and his grandfather and between Barry and his former girlfriend is tight and sharp. And by the end Barry discovers that perhaps not everything need be lost after all. “Losing Sight” is an affecting and satisfying work.