Craft­ing sin­gles

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

Melissa Mer­chant is bed­ding down with a hi­lar­i­ous ex­plo­ration of 21st cen­tury sin­gles and so­cial graces in One Night One Day next month.

LATHLAIN res­i­dent Melissa Mer­chant is bed­ding down with a hi­lar­i­ous ex­plo­ration of 21st cen­tury sin­gles and so­cial graces at the Shen­ton Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre this month as she di­rects Blak Yak The­atre’s lat­est of­fer­ing.

Writ­ten by Perth play­wright Martin Lind­say,

One Night One Day is a mod­ern farce about the chances peo­ple take and the re­grets they have over chances they miss.

Greg and Rachel are both in their late 20s, feel­ing pres­sure from fam­ily and friends to find “the one” and, in­stead, find each other.

Af­ter a heavy night of drink­ing, they wake up in bed to­gether with lit­tle mem­ory of what hap­pened the night be­fore.

With the help of Bob and Jane, they try to piece to­gether the de­tails from the pre­vi­ous night.

“I’ve spent a lot of time re­cently re­search­ing the­atre from the past and I re­ally wanted to re­join the 21st cen­tury,” Mer­chant said.

“Martin Lind­say’s plays are very funny and when I heard he was adapt­ing his award-win­ning one-act play One Night Stand Off into a full-length play, I knew it would be some­thing I’d want to di­rect.

“I also wanted to work with a small cast and have been so lucky to have such a won­der­ful and ex­pe­ri­enced group work­ing on the play.” One Night One Day plays at 8pm Au­gust 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 and 7pm on Au­gust 12. Tick­ets are $25.

Visit www.try­book­ing.com/WYNK.

Pic­ture: Michael McAl­lan

Ellin Sears, left, Joel Sam­mels, Sjaan Lu­cas and Jar­rod But­tery are ap­pear­ing in One Night One Day.

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