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Spring Double Bill
Interview - A Fugue for Eight Actors - by Jean-Claude van Itallie
At a New York employment agency, four faceless interviewers interview four applicants seeking jobs ranging from Bank President to Floor-washer, but they seem to be just going through the motions. A psychiatrist, priest, gym instructor and politician seem equally unable or unwilling to provide help. Elsewhere in the city, tragedies unfold unremarked. The interviews go on. . . Eight actors create a surreal and dreamlike snapshot of modern America using words, movement, music and dance, in this seminal work from the 1960s.
Five Kinds of Silence - by Shelagh Stephenson
Billy is dead.
His daughters have shot him - once in the stomach, then once more, to make sure he's really gone. His wife Mary knows they'll have to call the police - but there's his bottle of whisky to get through first.. Five Kinds of Silence is a powerful play telling the story of a family living under the power of the vicious Billy. The major themes in the play are control and how the family is actually bonded by abuse. Exploring the ideas of abuse being continued from childhood, how abused children may go on to abuse their own children and isolation from the outside world.
This play explores adult themes of abuse and violence and is not suitable for under-16s.
the Welsh Church Hall
Fri 6 March 8pm
Sat 7 March 8pm
Wed 11 March 11pm
Fri 13 March 8pm
Sat 14 March 8pm
The performance on Saturday 7th March will be BSL signed
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