This weekend the Cape Breton Stage Company will present two plays about love, indulgence, humour, neurosis and cavemen.
Notte Del Partito was written by Jenn Tubrett and tells the hilarious story of reluctant bride and groom to-be Adam and Eve’s last night out with their friends before they tie the knot.
Written by Chris Fulton and directed by Jason Burke; Hardwire focuses on neurotic intellectual Walt’s use of his thesis on women’s hardwired preference for ‘chest-thumpers’ to excuse away his own failures to make a move on Alice, a bubbly post-modernist waitress at his favourite coffee shop.
Both plays will be featured Friday, January 28th and Saturday, Jan 29th at 8pm (doors opening at 7:30) and Sunday, January 30th at 2pm (doors opening at 1:30) at Christ Church Hall on Trinity Avenue in Sydney. Admission is $10. The content of the plays is recommended for a mature audience.
And should mature audiences still thirst for more sophisticated theatre, CBU’s Boardmore Theatre is promising duels and disguises; intrigue and betrayal and scantily clad maidens in its presentation of The Rover, beginning Tuesday, February 1st.
Written by Aphra Behn, adapted by Scott Sharplin and directed by Sheila Christie, The Rover is the first English play to present the Battle of the Sexes from a female point of view. Exploring society’s sexual double standards and the games we play for love, money, and power; the story revolves around a group of exiled English soldiers who seek the attention of local beauties during Carnival in a foreign land. Catch the saucy exploits of Willmore, a brazen sailor, and Hellena, a religious novice turned prospective lover, in this rude and risqué romp from fom the 1st through to Sunday, February 6th.
February 1 is “Pay What You Can” night and February 4 is “Talkback” night where the audience can ask questions of the cast and director.