The Woodhouse Players present their Spring double-bill of one-act plays - 'The Long Christmas Dinner' and 'God of Carnage' - 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th March 2016
Please note that you can save money by booking your tickets in advance - see below.
'The Long Christmas Dinner' by Thornton Wilder:
"There's a story that my Grandmother Bayard crossed the Mississippi on a raft before there were any bridges or ferryboats. She died before Genevieve and I were born. Time certainly goes very fast in a great new country like this."
Ninety years in the life of the Bayard family told through their annual Christmas gatherings. A meditation on life, death, time, continuity, and change by Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Our Town and The Skin Of Our Teeth, and novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
'God of Carnage' by Yasmina Reza:
"Morality decrees we should control our impulses, but sometimes it's good not to control them... You're far more authentic when you're showing yourself in a horrible light."
Two couples meet up to build bridges after their sons get in a playground scrap, but simmering tensions and unresolved conflicts reveal that the parents can be far more juvenile than their children. God of Carnage was written in 2006 by French-Iranian playwright Yasmina Reza and translated into English by Christopher Hampton in 2008. A smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic, it has won both the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Please note that this production is not suitable for under-14s.
Performances are at the Welsh Church Hall, 881 High Road E11 1HR:
- Friday 4 March at 8 pm
- Saturday 5 March at 2:30 pm and 8 pm
- Friday 11 March at 8 pm
- Saturday 12 March at 2:30 pm* and 8 pm
Advance booking (email/online/phone): £8 (£5 concessions)
Pay on door (unbooked): £9 (£6 concessions)
Book online via the website www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk
Phone/email reservations 020 8504 3872/ firstname.lastname@example.org