Blue Collar is an evening of short plays, including Sins of Mother, Israel Horovitz' new short play, and North Shore Fish. Both shows are set in Gloucester, Massachusetts about blue collar workers in the town's depressed fishing industry. North Shore Fish is set in a fish packing plant where everyone in the town works. Despite the agitation the conditions of the plant evokes between its workers, when it closes down they all band together just to stay afloat from one meaningless job to another. Sins of a Mother takes place after the effects of the plant's closing has taken its toll on the community. Set in a meeting room at the old plant where old-timer Bobby has been getting his unemployment card signed for years. Unexpectedly, the plant decides to open back up, but not before the depraved town's rampant unemployment produces one more violent victim.
There is an audience talk-back after the show with playwright Israel Horovitz on August 12th and 13th.