Two One-Act Plays - "The Beds" performed in the Salisbury Studio

14/02/19Two One-Act Plays - "The Beds" performed in the Salisbury Studio

Effie's Burning by Valerie Windsor.  First produced by the Library Theatre Company, Manchester in 1987, this play then transferred to London and was performed at Offstage Downstairs.

Effie, who has lived in mental institutions since the age of thirteen, has been admitted to hospital with severe burns.  Treating her is Dr Kovacs, who finds Effie's extraordinary story of injustice the key to her own suppressed anger and power.

Taut and powerful, tender and funny, Effie's Burning is an emotional switchback of a play, with a searing anger at its heart.

A female two-hander:

Effie: 55 to 70 years old

Dr Kovacs: 30-40 years old

Valerie Windsor trained as an actress, then started to write.  She won the Pye/Society of Authors Award and the Giles Cooper Award for her radio plays.  Her work for television includes many episodes of Brookside. Effie's Burning has been produced world-wide.

A Still Life by K.C.Finn - a Chester writer.

This piece is an exploration of a strange intergenerational relationship between an older woman and a much younger man.  It has a dark twist.

A very ineresting two hander for a woman and a young man:

Female part:  age 40+

Male part: age 18-25

K.C.Finn is an award-winning writer of more than twenty novels specialising in the dark and speculative genres of fantasy and science fiction.  Her on-stage works are more down-to-earth but carry on the tradition of dark complex themes.

KEY DATES FOR BOTH ONE-ACT PLAYS:

READING: TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY AT 8.00 PM; AUDITONS: THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY FROM 7.30 PM.

PRODUCTIONS DATES: MONDAY 3, TUESDAY 4 AND WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE AT 7.30 PM

BOTH PLAYS DIRECTED BY ED GREEN.  SCRIPTS AVAILABLE FROM ED AT  egreen@frenel.co.uk