Day One, A Hotel, Evening by Joanna Murray-Smith
Black Swan State Theatre Company
Black Swan State Theatre Company presents
Day One, A Hotel, Evening
by Joanna Murray-Smith
15 June – 30 June 2013
Forty-somethings Sam and Tom are not just business partners, but good friends, as are their wives, Madeleine and Stella. Their privileged lives of business deals, dinners out and squash games are the usual urbane rituals of the middle-class.
But as boredom sneaks up them, each of the four embarks on a thrilling adventure, finding their destinies on a collision course with the beguiling young strangers, Ray and Rose.
The result is a web intricate and far-reaching, where erotic thrill-seeking becomes an intense flirtation with catastrophe.
Love, seduction, envy, desire and revenge are the strands that wrap around their shiny lives... and it all starts very simply on day one, in the evening, in a hotel room.
Joanna Murray-Smith is Australia’s most produced playwright and renowned for her wit and razor-sharp humour. Her gift for comedic plot twists is at its best in this story about the romantic entanglements of the well-heeled.
Don’t miss this laugh out loud ensemble comedy that shines with Murray-Smith’s usual flair for style and fun.
“Joanna Murray-Smith demonstrates a Stoppardian gift for pithily combining intelligence, wit and pathos.” THE INDEPENDENT (UK)
Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Director: Peter Houghton
Cast includes: Jacob Allan, Humphrey Bower, Matt Dyktynski, Michelle Fornasier, Roz Hammond, Claire Lovering
Duration: Approx. 90 mins [no interval]
Warning: Coarse language & adult themes
Tickets: Standard $69.50 / Concession $54.50 / Preview $52.50 / Student $29.50 / Student Rush
$24.50 / Family (2 Adults & 2 children) $158.00 / Groups of 8+ $53.50
Bookings: Ticketek, ph 1300 795 012, Group 8+ ph 1300 364 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, website http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=DAYONEAH13
More info: www.bsstc.com.au/whats-on/day-one-a-hotel-evening/