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A Night With Tryst

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. - Tryst Theatre is a registered Scottish charity, No SC003303