Bright Half Life is a stunningly human and humorous depiction of a life in love. In Tanya Barfield’s nonlinear, intimate play, Vicky and Erica navigate the peripatetic present through a lifetime of courtship and marriage, kids and parents, death and divorce, Ferris wheels and skydiving, in a moving story that spans decades in an instant.
By Tanya Barfield
Direction by Ilana Becker
“Romantic! Virtuosic! For sheer loveliness, you won’t surpass Tanya Barfield’s exquisite BRIGHT HALF LIFE.”
—Time Out New York
“Profound—a well-written, engaging portrayal of smart women finding themselves, and each other.”
—The New Yorker
“Shows the volatility in a long-term partnership, the joy and desolation, the hurt and help—all intermingled, all at once.”
—The New York Times
Immediately following the performance, stay for a thought-provoking and fun discussion with the artists of Bright Half Life and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the design elements that went into creating the show with COF’s resident set designer Joe Lavigne.
Company of Fools’ 22nd season sponsors are Anonymous, The Shubert Foundation, Carr Foundation, Linda & Bob Edwards, Kenneth Lewis, Scott Miley Roofing, Priscilla Pittiglio, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Barbara & Stanley Zax and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.