Three Sisters Productions Baby, What Blessings
"The other day I told someone I didn't think anyone did 69 between the ages of eighteen and fifty. Before you know what you’re doing, and again when you really know what you're doing."
Meet Billie. 19 at the start of the play. Hilariously self-aware and hopelessly naïve. She’s at the age where every single thing she sees causes her to entirely re-assess life. And the largest thing to happen is Amal.
"I’m not saying love at first sight. And obviously you can find people attractive however many times a day. So not lust either. It’s like this tug of expectation — as if here, in this new person, is possibility."
Baby, What Blessings follows the trajectory of a relationship between a white woman and a black man. In the wake of a turbulent first love, we find Billie at a crucial moment of growing up; a moment of grappling with honesty and responsibility; and confronting her own naïvety. Baby, What Blessings asks how far we are bound to our personal realities, and what listening really means. A coming of age tale with a twist, we hope it will be a contribution to discussions around ‘the smooth slick confused racism of liberal[s]’
Three Sisters Productions was founded by Siofra, Grainne and Cara Dromgoole (three real sisters!) to tell stories which welcome complexity and champion female creatives. Baby, What Blessings was developed on the Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting. It was a part of Theatre503 and the Bunker curated London Previews, and performed at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall
Previous praise for Three Sisters includes 'This debut play from Three Sisters is a titanic overhaul of depictions of young adult women in secondary school & it should be seen as genre-changing [...] Dromgoole's script is a work of tightly-wound heartbreak and delight' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'The extraordinary potential of the all-female crew behind this production is unprecedented: the way I see it, the sky is the limit' ★★★★★ (FelixOnline.co.uk).
This show was part of our 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Programme