Annette Hallett, director of the next LTG production describes My Life as a Crazy Quilt as a collection of short plays that explore extraordinary interactions that occur between ordinary people. It promises to be a very entertaining evening that will both amuse and touch the hearts of the audience.
About her cast Annette says,
“I wanted to use some actors that were not quite so well known and perhaps attract some new faces to our stage, and I am thrilled to say that I succeeded. I am so excited by the talent that I have to work with that I cannot wait for opening night when our audience will have the chance to see them.”
About the plays she says,
“This show has something to suit all tastes. Most of the plays are written by well known and established playwrights, but one is an original work by a New York playwright who specialises in short plays; it has not been performed before, so ours will be its premier performance.”
When Gail Nystrom of the Costa Rican Humanitarian Federation heard about Annette’s production she was quick to tell her about the quilt of La Carpio, a real life story in quilt form. As a result of their collaboration an original work is being developed, which it is hoped will also be premiered, that will tell the story of this quilt.
Two years ago the women of La Carpio, a community composed largely of Nicaraguan immigrants living in low socio-economic conditions, were persuaded to each sew a fabric square describing an incident or circumstance of their life. These were then incorporated into a quilt. Voices of the Quilt, a work developed in conjunction with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation, is a collection of short monologues that tell the stories. Although spoken in English for this production, it is hoped that these monologues will one day be performed by the women themselves.
The Visit by Norm Foster is a comedic study of the family dynamic between Rhonda, who some might describe as a domineering mother, her husband Lloyd, and her son Richard, who chooses an unfortunate moment to share a long held secret.
Fortunata Writes a Letter by Theodore Apstein is set in an unspecified Central American country during the 1930s. It is a and heart warming and gently amusing dialogue between two simple folk about the merits of chickens, hot sauce, and a letter to El Presidente.
If you have ever found yourself stuck with an elderly and cantankerous relative with whom you have little in common then Outdoor Pleasures by Jean McConnell will probably seem familiar. Deidre, a thirty- something social climber, and her aunty Tottie , a difficult and unwelcome weekend visitor, are all set to enjoy an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “ Much Ado About Nothing” …or are they?
In Heart and Soul by George Bryjak, HE believes that he might have lost his heart and soul as a result of overexposure to news media. SHE however has some unique insights and solutions to his problem.
The show will be performed over the last two weekends in July, with performances on Fri 20th and Sat 21st at 7:30pm; Sun 22nd at 2:30pm; Fri 27th Sat 28th at 7:30pm and Sun 29th at 2:30 pm Teatro Laurence Olivier. Av 2, Ca 28.
Tel 8916-6564 or littletheatregroup.org
C 6000 is the suggested donation with the usual discounts for members who reserve online, students and groups bookings of 10 or more