Black Water - An American Story [Drama]

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2019072020200209 (R4)

by Joyce Carol Oates, adapted by Sarah Wooley

A gripping drama with its origins in American political history adapted from the Pulitzer-nominated novel.

Young political writer, Kelly, is staying with friends on an island off the coast of Maine for a Fourth of July party. She is surprised and delighted when a famous US Senator arrives and, over the course of an afternoon of drinking, talking and tennis, she captivates him. The two leave in the evening to catch the last ferry, to have dinner and spend the night together. But something goes terribly wrong.

July 18th 2019 marks 50 years since the Chappaquiddick incident.

Kelly ..... Lydia Wilson
The Senator ..... Elliot Cowan
Narrator/Mother ..... Laurel Lefkow
Buffy ..... Kelly Burke
Ray ..... Chris Pavlo
Felicia/Operator ..... Emma Lau
Stacey/Woman at Party ..... Hannah Wood

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

By Joyce Carol Oates. A gripping drama with its origins in American political history.

Drama from BBC Radio 4