Three One Act Plays
“The Volunteers” by Rob Hobson.
Drama. Set in present-day Australia.
David 42 years old. Has been married to Mary for ten years. A hard worker but with little ambition, happy and content with his lot.
Mary 40. Desperate to get away from a deprived background, she married David who seemed to have good prospects. However, she has had regrets since David seems unlikely to achieve enough to provide what she thinks she deserves.
Michael 45. David’s work colleague, very go ahead and ambitious.
Michelle 42, wife of Michael. Has aspirations to better things.
Police sergeant any appropriate age.
'The Artist' by Andrew Wallace
'How He Lied to Her Husband' by George Bernard Shaw
Comedy. Set in a South Kensington apartment late 19th or early 20th Century.
Henry a youth of 18 who is besotted with Aurora, a woman twice his age to whom he has written poems. He is really in love with the idea of Love, which he believes transcends any other consideration. He is idealistic to the point of absurdity.
Aurora About 37. A wealthy, pretentious, pampered woman who seems young and beautiful when dressed in her finery but is really rather ordinary. She enjoys the attentions of the young man but is practical enough to worry that her husband may have seen the love poems, which are missing.
Teddy Her husband. A robust, proud, successful businessman. Age not specified; could be at least five years older than Aurora. Aware that men find her attractive but confident of her fidelity.
Dates: Saturday 3rd Sunday 4th and Friday 9th Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019