A love that lasts through the ages

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage -

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

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

“De­spite dif­fer­ing in­ci­dents and ac­ci­dents, they are al­ways drawn back to each other,” drama teacher Twynam-Perkins said.

“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 script pro­vided chal­lenges.

“The ac­tors need to eas­ily and con­vinc­ingly por­tray their char­ac­ters in five-year in­cre­ments over a 30-year pe­riod,” she said.

“They need to un­der­stand the vo­cal and phys­i­cal nu­ances of an eight-year-old child through to an adult of 38.”

Grue­some Play­ground In­juries is show­ing at Playlovers The­atre, Hacket Hall, Floreat, from July 10 to 25 with mati­nee and evening per­for­mances.

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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Sam Bar­nett and Kim­ber­ley Har­ris play Doug and Kayleen from the ages of eight through to 38 in Grue­some Play­ground In­juries.

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