Greystones Players present four short plays
Greystones Players are delighted to present Connections at Whale Theatre, a diverse and entertaining evening of romance, comedy and farce. Four one-act plays explore variations on love, relationships and our expectations of theatre.
While the Auto Waits is adapted by Walter Wykes from a short story by the renowned American writer O. Henry, whose stories are famous for their ironic twists and surprise endings. Through an encounter between a young man and woman, the play explores social identities and romantic fantasy while adroitly undermining character and audience expectations.
Sure Thing, by the acclaimed playwright David Ives, cleverly examines the endless variations of boy meets girl and the ensuing pick-up lines. The nature of ‘romantic’ love and choice is explored: How do two people decide to get together? How do couples play to each other’s expectations? How quick are we to jump to conclusions and exclude possibilities?
In Post-Its, by veteran playwrights Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley, an actor and actress read the post-it notes left for each other by a couple that span the duration of their lives together. Comical and moving, Post-Its explores the ups and downs of a relationship that has inadvertently been captured on scraps of paper.
In Michael Frayn’s metatheatrical comedy Audience, the characters are actually watching the audience, expecting them to perform, and comedy ensues as Frayn holds a mirror up to the audience in which they might see some of their own foibles.
The plays will be on at Whale Theatre on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets are €12 and available from whaletheatre.ie.
Members of Greystones Players.