30-YEAR ROMANCE ON STAGE
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.