by Michelle Donkin
Directed by Ian Amos
This is one of the four plays presented at the Short Play Festival from Friday 19th to Saturday 27th July
Auditions: 3 and 5 April from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Setting: An office somewhere in a Government HQ
Synopsis: AMY, the official spokesperson for the government (think Hope Hicks/Sarah Sanders) can’t take the lies any longer and has blown the whistle, especially about the last war (think ‘Smoking Gun’). She is packing up her things before being accompanied from the building to face…? Her colleague SAM seems shocked at her actions, the way she has let their party and its leader down. Sam and Amy have history – a brief fling. There is a cat and mouse quality to their interactions. How will Amy approach her future? How will Sam react?
AMY: Any age. Strong. Clever. Wily. Aware of how to use her sex. A whistleblower against her party/the government. She and Sam have brief sexual history. There is some chemistry – but she keeps it well under wraps.
SAM: Any age. Part of the government. Close to the leader. Clearly clever and able – but shows more vulnerability than Amy. He is as wily as she is. Jealous that she may have found a way out. He can lash out verbally. More enamoured of their past fling than she is.
Rehearsals will start at the end of May.