Games, Sex & Love
August 16 to 25, 2012
Granville Island, Vancouver
A couple of years ago, while looking for a full length play, I stumbled across these very short plays and fell in love with them. But what do you do with a 20 minute play? They were put aside, but never forgotten.
Turns out that when you start a theatre company, you can do whatever play you wish! Why not a one hour show with three short plays?
Although they are written by different playwrights and are not connected, they seem to run so well together, showing us relationships from beginning, middle and end. From how two people meet, to another couple dealing with the seven-year-itch to our final couple being in it for the long haul.
In all three plays, you will find elements of yourself. You may recognize a situation and nod your head in complete understanding; you may laugh at how we get ourselves in or out of the messes we create; you may even secretly say to yourself “yeah, I’ve dated someone just like him!”
These stories we present to you are not out of the ordinary. They are things that happen to all of us, but in a humorous way.
Synopsis (in order of shows)
Please Have a Seat And Someone Will Be With You Shortly – by Garth Wingfield
Two people, in the waiting room of their psychiatrist’s office, speak for the first time in 18 months. They discover that they have both thought of the other. Despite their neurotic tendencies, they get to know each other and build a fantasy life. But is it too late or will they work though their barriers?
Cast: Matt Shaw
Miss You – by David Auburn
With her boyfriend on one phone line and her lover on the other, how will this girlfriend juggle the two and get everything she thinks she wants? And when the boyfriend throws a wrench into her plans for that night she needs to think quickly!
Cast: Lauren Martin
Post-Its (Notes On A Marriage) – by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman
A one night stand becomes a lifetime of love, sarcasm and therapy. This couple take you on a journey spanning 50 years through the ups and downs of marriage and family. And all via post-it notes!
Cast: Ray Boulay