Grey­stones Play­ers present four short plays

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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 whalethe­

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