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Tryst Enter Two Plays In One-Act Festival

Tryst will stage two plays in the Falkirk District round of the SCDA one-act play festival this year. It runs on two nights – Sunday 20th and Monday 21st February at 7pm in Bowhouse Community Centre, Grangemouth.

On Sunday, it’s Truth, Beauty and Contact Lenses by Harry Glass. The title 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, Jennifer Marjoribanks, Daniela Shankland, Stuart Reid and Ross Melville.

On Monday, it’s Act 1 of Art by Yasmina Reza. Serge has bought a modern painting for a huge sum of money. Marc hates it and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want such a ghastly work. Yvan attempts to placate both sides while struggling with the plans for his wedding. The comedy is less about art; more about friendship tested to its absolute limit. The cast is Craig Murray, Brian Paterson and Alan Clark. - Tryst Theatre is a registered Scottish charity, No SC003303