Saturday May 21, 7.30pm,
Falkirk Town Hall
Fractured relationships is the theme linking the two short
plays being staged by Tryst on May 21.
One is a controversial work by the acclaimed American playwright
Arthur Miller. Some Kind of Love Story, an
erotically-charged game of cat and mouse, was allegedly inspired
by Miller’s disastrous marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Angela, a schizophrenic prostitute, is visited by Tom O’Toole,
a private detective and a former lover, who is convinced that
she is withholding information about a murder case which has
resulted in a miscarriage of justice. Set in Angela’s
bedroom, it’s a melodrama, a love story and a detective
story rolled into one.
The film noir-inspired play, featuring Rhona Law and Brian
Paterson and directed by Alan Clark, has strong language and
scenes of a sexual nature and is unsuitable for children.
The title of Harry Glass’s play Truth, Beauty
and Contact Lenses comes from a quote from Laurence
J. Peter, author of The Peter Principle, in which he says
“Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses,
is in the eye of the beholder.”
The play takes a satirical and, at times, cynical look at
the battle of the sexes. Like pieces on a chess board, the
actors are moved from one challenging situation to another
in this witty and evocative piece of theatre.
Directed by Brian Paterson, the cast is Joanne Davidson,
Leah North, Daniela Shankland, Stuart Reid and Ross Melville.
Tickets are £7 and £5 (concessions) available
for the Steeple Box Office on 01324 506850.