Quite a different show to what I’ve previously been involved with.
Although the lighting wasn’t at all difficult the play itself was an interesting piece of writing. The single act play, by Yasmina Reza, managed to sustain the growing tension between the four adults without it ever seeming gratuitous. Even though arguments are a somewhat unfortunate part of many people’s lives, recreating them in a written form is, in my opinion, an art in itself.
Each night I would watch as an initial disagreement would escalate into a chaotic shouting match. The one regret I do have for this production is not watching the entire rehearsal process to see how it was directed as I can only imagine the level of thought and skill required to bring this text to life. Sometimes the two couples would be united. At other points the different genders would band together against their partners. Then everyone would stand their own ground. On this feud would go, as the result of an inspirational piece of writing.