Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre
Friday 18 to Saturday 26 January
in the Theatre Upstairs
Laundry and Bourbon / Lone Star
by James McLure
directed by Mark Lester
A baking Texan afternoon sees friends Elizabeth and Hattie sharing Bourbon and folding laundry. They chat and reminisce while waiting for the replacement Air Conditioning. Elizabeth’s wayward husband Roy has been missing for days and Elizabeth is harbouring a secret.
That evening, nostalgic Vietnam veteran Roy is knocking back Lone Star beer at Angel’s Bar with younger brother Ray. While Ray indulges his older brother, neither is aware of what the night holds for them and Roy’s prized 1959 Pink Thunderbird convertible.
Both plays contain adult language & themes and are not suitable for children.
There will be smoking on stage during this production.
An Amateur Production in association with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.
Friday 15 to Saturday 23 February 2019
in the Studio Theatre
The Language Archive
by Julia Cho
directed by Sam Chittenden
George is a brilliant linguist, consumed with preserving and documenting dying languages. But at home, he cannot find the words that will save his disintegrating marriage. His archival assistant is mute with adoration for him; and his newest subjects, an elderly couple who are the last speakers of an obscure language, refuse to utter a word to one another. A magically inventive comedy, The Language Archive traverses the gulf between what's said and what isn't. Whimsical, melancholic, yet life affirming, it deploys the universal languages of Esperanto and of love.
There will be some swearing in this production
An Amateur Production in association with William Morris Endeavour Entertainment
Friday 15 to Saturday 23 March 2019
in the Theatre Upstairs
by Florian Zeller
directed by Mary Allen
The Father is about Andre, a man with dementia, wrestling to control or even understand his daily life. It is an acute, funny and ultimately distressing portrait of the condition. The audience shares Andre's uncertainty about his multiple confusions. Is the action taking place in his flat, or that of his daughter Anne? Is Anne about to abandon him to live in London with a new lover, or does she remain in Paris, taking her dad to live with her? And indeed who is Anne? How is Anne is going to look after her increasingly frail father? He saw off the previous carer and says he doesn't need anyone to look after him. A new carer arrives, but will he even recognise them since he fails to even recognise his own daughter? Will Anne find a solution that works for her, her husband and for Andre?
This amateur production of 'The Father' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
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