30-YEAR RO­MANCE ON STAGE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

IT was love at first sight for di­rec­tor Kris­ten TwynamPerkins when she read the script for Ra­jiv Joseph’s play Grue­some Play­ground In­juries.

De­scribed as a mod­ern anti-ro­mance, the Pulitzer Prize fi­nal­ist ex­plores the com­plex­i­ties of re­la­tion­ships through the lives of Doug and Kayleen from the ages of eight to 38.

“It’s a mas­sive chal­lenge for the ac­tors and my­self to get the tran­si­tions just right but it’s also nice to work with an adult cast,” Twynam-Perkins said.

“Ac­tors are on stage the whole time, so they do all the set, cos­tume and make-up changes in full view of the au­di­ence, which helps to show time pass­ing and tran­si­tions be­tween scenes.”

Grue­some Play­ground In­juries is at Play-lovers Theatre, Hacket Hall, Floreat, July 10 to 25.

A high tea fol­lows the July 19 per­for­mance for an ad­di­tional $5. Tick­ets at www.playlovers. org.au or on 0415 777 173.

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