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THE some­times yawn­ing gulf be­tween the sexes provides plenty of ma­te­rial for laughs in Bridgetown Reper­tory The­atre’s next pro­duc­tion.

Un­der­stand­ing Women was writ­ten by New Zealan­der Devon Wil­liams and it sug­gests the task is be­yond most men.

Equally baf­fled are Dave, who is mar­ried with chil­dren and the silent type, sin­gle ladies man Mike, and Ju­lian, who is a shy, in­ex­pe­ri­enced nerd. In an at­tempt to solve the eter­nal mys­tery, the trio re­treat to the shed one week­end with a case of beer, some girlie mag­a­zines and a Bi­ble.

There is role-play­ing, cross­dress­ing, re­la­tion­ship-pro­fil­ing and even a bit of DIY tor­ture as the week­end pro­gresses.

Mak­ing his di­rec­to­rial de­but in the pro­duc­tion is Brian Baker.

Tal­ented teenager Michael Lewis plays op­po­site reper­tory reg­u­lars Hugh Lit­son and Peter Chil­vers while Billie Van­der­spil plays a cameo role as the “girl at the bus stop”.

The show opens on Fri­day and runs over two week­ends with night shows on Fri­days and Satur­days (March 9, 10, 16 and 17) and matinees on March 11 and 18.

Pic­ture: Chris Sage

Billie Van­der­spil and Michael Lewis re­hearse a scene from Un­der­stand­ing Women, which opens at Bridgetown Reper­tory The­atre on Fri­day.

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