Empty Pocket's most ambitious, and largest project to date!
Saturday 2nd July 2011
The Walk, Roath, YMCA Theatre, CF24 3AG
[On]Stage is a one night creative showdown, presenting two very different pieces where the main characters are absent from the stage.
Fittingly, as these freshly penned scripts take to the stage they draw our attention to the characters who remain off it.
[On]Stage takes a look backstage.
Hello Mrs Silverstone by Natalie Stone
Hello Mrs Silverstone is a drama told through phone conversations that treads the line between the comic and tragic. The piece revolves around a stubborn and eccentric elderly woman with dementia, Mrs Silverstone, who is never seen on stage. With the wrong number for her son and no short term memory, she begins to unwittingly communicate with a family of strangers, unaware of the major part she is playing in their lives.
A Sunday Roast by Anna Poole
A Sunday Roast is the stylistic exploration of the entrapping nature of routine. The play juxtaposes two routines in Adelaide’s life: Sunday roasts with the in-laws and in-depth counselling sessions. After the miscarriage of her first child, a constant offstage presence from her past becomes the demon behind her perfect family façade. A Sunday Roast illustrates how freedom is defined only by self-made barriers.
This whole performance grew out of the concept of creative workshop. It's where we met, and what we still deem a catalyst for invaluable inspiration. From the start we have learned from each-other - and have only become more and more aware of the power and productivity of collaboration. These two separate plays have grown out of one theme and on Saturday 2nd July we will showcase the culmination of our creative partnership by revealing two plays that have emerged and developed from a long learning process of working together.
We are very excited to present our new works on [and off] our largest stage to date!
Tickets to be sold at the Cardiff Union box office from Tuesday 14th June 2011.
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