7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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A’ The Airts 8-12 High Street Sanquhar dg4 6BL
A widow struggles to differentiate between fantasy and reality; a couple live in eternal repetition; and a man finds an unfortunate episode of his life repeating itself, in a trio of short performances illustrating the resilience of human spirit and performed by a rising star of Scottish theatre.
Dumfries and Galloway-based theatre company Fox and Hound will perform an hour-long double bill of Tennessee Williams’ powerful shorts Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen. The third play, 1in2 Chance, was written by the company’s Helen Fox.
Set in a psychiatrist’s office in 1970s’ America, Ivan’s Widow sees a woman struggling to cope with the death of her husband who goes to a predatory, promiscuous professional for help. As the boundaries between fantasy and reality blur, however, the audience is left to decide whose truth is real.
Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen is set in a 1930s’ studio flat in New York a couple find themselves in a cycle of deprivation. With ravaged appearances, the scene between them is one of eternal repetition, where emotions are worn out and the hopelessly unalterable is accepted.
In 1in2 Chance, life is repeating itself for a husband and father who lost his wife to cancer. Centred around four characters, daughter Gemma is undergoing chemo and meets a brave girl and an acerbic nurse who teach her about courage, humour and life after the Big C.
Established two years ago, Fox and Hound Theatre Company are earning a reputation for excellence in delivering high quality performances to festivals and venues around the UK. Their production of Tennessee Williams’ 27 Wagons Full of Cotton premiered before a sell-out audience to high critical acclaim and this stunning double-bill of Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me were hailed as “beautifully crafted performances” at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
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A’ the Airts
8-12 High Street
Tel: 01659 50514