16th 17th of December Friday and Saturday Night 7.30pm
'The Utah Bride' by Carmen Medway-Stephens 1.618
'Every night I dream that I am running, I am running away because I am lost.'
Alice is 16. Alice lives in a little village where nothing ever happens. Her mother Rebecca had her when she was 45, A surprise? A gift? Perhaps an embarrassment? One day a Mormon Missionary knocks on their door an Alice invites him in. Alice defies her Welsh Methodist upbringing and runs away to live the American dream and marry her Mormon. Four years later she arrives home in the dead of night to the wrath of her welsh matriarchal mother. A night vigil ensues where revelations, confessions and healing takes place between a mother and daughter divided by religion, men and anger.
Often the worse war is the one at home, fought between knife and fork, table and chair. This play explores 'Where is home? The meaning of family and is the grass greener on other side?'
'The Utah Bride' is a first full length play for 1.618. The writer will receive a mentorship leading to a intensive week where the Director/Actors and Writer will explore the text for a script in hand two hander performance over two nights.
1.618 have previously shown shorts 'Theatre Stripped' and the 'Children of Africa' a Welsh and African artist collaboration.
'The Utah Bride' A play in development is supported by Arts Council Wales & Sherman Cymru Literary Dept.
Tickets: Contact Chapter or available on the door £6/£5
|Wednesday, December 07, 2011|