Tryst will enter two plays in
the 2012 SCDA one-act play festival – A
Night in the Ukraine by Dick Vosburgh and Frank
Lazarus and Some Kind of Love Story
by Arthur Miller.
A Night in the Ukraine is the Marx
Brothers’ movie the brothers never made! Directed
by Jim Allan, it’s set in the style of a classic
1930s Hollywood black and white film and sweeps us away
to Russia for a madcap comedy featuring all the usual
zany Marx Brothers characters. The action takes place
in the stately mansion of Madame Pavlenko, a wealthy
Ukrainian widow whose world is turned upside down when
the lawyer Serge B Samovar, the Groucho Marx character,
arrives looking for money he is owed. Chaos, jokes and
song ensue. The cast is Jim Allan, Alan Clark, Carol
Clark, Joanne Davidson, Craig Murray, Frank Murray,
Daniela Shankland and Brian Tripney.
The spectre of Marilyn Monroe looms large over
Some Kind of Love Story, an erotically-charged
game of cat and mouse directed by Alan Clark. In the
play, Angela (Rhona Law), a schizophrenic prostitute
who has multiple personality disorder, is visited by
Tom O’Toole (Brian Paterson), 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. Said to have been inspired
by Miller’s disastrous marriage to Monroe, it’s
set in Angela’s bedroom and is a melodrama, a
love story and a detective story all rolled into one.
The play has strong language and scenes of a sexual
nature and is unsuitable for children.
The festival runs in Bowhouse Community Centre on February
26 and 27.