WRiTEON Rehearsed Readings: ‘Canopy’ and ‘The Way It Is’
Rachael Carnes and Donna Hoke
This event features a double-bill of script-in-hand performances of two one-act plays that made the shortlist for the WRiTEON Festival taking place this summer:
Canopy by Rachael Carnes Canopy explores the sheltering space that people foster over time, as their mutual annoyance creates a kind of protection. When do the things that drive me crazy about you, become the things I would miss most? What if we were so busy caring for our family, we forgot to care for ourselves? What if we live long enough to discover that life’s promises are still ours to fulfill? What if we’re afraid? Where does love go — When we’re separated? And what remains? Canopy is about love — In whatever form that takes — And the patience love requires.
The Way it Is by Donna Hoke After eight years, Cane dumps his fiancee Yasmine because he thinks he's found "the one." But when he heads back to their apartment to collect his things, Yasmine's not about to let him go without getting what she wants--starting with an explanation about why he wasted her time for so long, and ending with something Cane never expected. In real time, Cane and Yasmine fight for the lives they think they deserve in a taut two-hander about inertia, truth... and consequences.
There will be a short interval between the two plays.
From Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 July WRiTEON will be performing the six plays that were selected to be fully staged. They will be performed at all three of the ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio.
The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today. Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement.
The Larkum Studio is accessed through the far side of the ADC Bar.