Contemporary satirist Sandra Tsing Loh spins a darkly comic, autobiographical tale of growing up middle class Chinese-German in Southern California. Theatre Works solo performance featuring Sandra Tsing Loh.This witty monologue is for sons and daughters everywhere who feel that their parents must have been beamed to earth from another planet. Featuring: Sandra Tsing Loh When Apollo was exiled for nine years from his Olympian home, he found shelter and hospitality at the palace of King Admetus.In doing so she finds herself confronting the identity that she has wilfully excluded for so long.It's Virgie's eighty-fourth birthday and she is bucking convention.A classic battle of the sexes and a courtroom farce, this peerlessly witty examination of husband and wife attorneys was first crafted for Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. It is a contemporary portrait of a woman who reaches that point in her life when she will either grow or fade, when she will either continue to live in her lesser personality or make that inner marriage which will allow her to enter the mainstream of her larger existence, and, hopefully, swim.The exile, Greta, having turned away from everything that once could have been called her identity – including her religion – allows the ghosts to call her home to the north of Ireland and to her family.But, always more committed as an artist than a mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart her plans.A black comedy that reimagines the meaning of family, April De Angelis's After Electra premiered at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, in April 2015 before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre, London.
There is only one catch: when death comes to get him, Admetus must find a willing substitute.It is an adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s first play Così è (Se Vi Pare), and opened at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2003.In a small Italian town lives Signor Ponza, his wife and his apparent mother-in-law Signora Frola, who he will not allow to visit.Perhaps the very real pleasure in reading these nineteen one-act plays by Berkoff should not be about comparing them to his other plays at all, but imagining them newly and in performance.
Berkoff’s theatre continues to refuse smallness of theme and narrative, and defies those who wish to collapse the place of theatre into reality-inspired ‘true’.
However, not all his fellow citizens agree with the new détente between themselves and their hated enemies.