The Seymour Centre and Squabbologic will present a new version of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever next month.
Originally written for Broadway and then later adapted into a 1970s film starring Barbra Streisand, this new take will touch on modern themes of sexuality, gender, and ethics.
The show centres around the character of David, who to quit nicotine at the behest of his fiancé, enlists the services of psychiatrist and hypnosis researcher, Dr Mark Bruckner.
What David thought would be a simple regression turns into something otherworldly as the doctor discovers inside David, the presence of Melinda Welles; a charming woman who died a century earlier.
Dr Bruckner continues to meet with and later fall in love with Melinda through David’s subconscious. Meanwhile an unaware David finds himself falling for the handsome Dr Bruckner in a comedic love triangle.
Jay James-Moody of Squabbalogic says: “On A Clear Day was already a curious, unusual and unexpected piece and our new interpretation takes that even further with a queer twist for 2022. It’s been a long time since our last chamber musical and introducing contemporary audiences to this lost gem seems a fitting return. It’s quirky, romantic, supernatural and utterly charming – a unique show for a unique time that we cannot wait to share.”
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever will run in 2023. More details will be available closer to the date.