Time for the Stage Manager to go shopping ...
It’s not often that a Stage Manager is confronted with a props list which includes “quiche” and “vibrating dildo”. Most prop-buying expeditions are a dull experience: a bunch of plastic flowers, some ginger ale to pass for on-stage booze, maybe the exotica of an old newspaper. Frequently, the Stage Manager will ask the cast to donate some of their unwanted stuff. Such requests have been met with a cautious silence and the odd nervous giggle during rehearsals for My Romantic History.
Time for the Stage Manager to pull on his trench coat and dark glasses and go shopping…
The South Australian première of My Romantic History by Scottish playwright D.C. Jackson is the University of Adelaide’s last production for 2012, playing from November 3. This anti-romantic comedy of bad manners is very rude but very real exploration of modern relationships. Tom has just stared a new job. Friday night work drinks lead to a clumsy one-night stand with his new work colleague Amy. Is it love? Is it lust? Is it just a bad mistake?
My Romantic History is both brutal and brutally funny. It’s a highly accessible play for anyone who has ever woken up with someone they shouldn’t have, got a dumb tattoo, photocopied an inappropriate body part, got spectacularly dumped at the age of 17 or cried for a lost love.
Featuring Simon Davey as Tom and Bronwyn Palmer as Amy, with Justine Gaudreau-Fewster, Nick Fagan and Alexandra Lopez. Directed by John Wells, who directed the Theatre Guild hits The Real Inspector Hound and The Underpants, which played to sold-out houses and won a swag of awards.
MY ROMANTIC HISTORY
By DC Jackson
Directed by John Wells
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide
Sat 3, Tues-Sat 6-10 & 13-17 November 2012 at 7.30pm
BASS 131 246 (fee applies)