£10 per show
£35 season ticket for all 4 shows
NORTH OF PROVIDENCE AND DOLORES
One Act Plays by Edward Allan Baker
Directed by Victor Lirio
Designed by Carly Brownbridge
Wed 6 – Sat 9 May
North of Providence journeys through a painful crisis between brother and sister, uncovering old family wounds on the last day of their father’s life. Bobbie has burrowed himself in his parents’ home and is confronted by the over-bearing Carol to come to the hospital. Bobbie attempts to push Carol and the reality of his dying father away, but she persists, awakening him to the bitter truth.
“In ‘North of Providence,’ Edward Allan Baker takes a painful domestic crisis and transforms it into a one-act play of emotional depth and conviction.” – New York Times
Set in Rhode Island, Dolores is the story of two sisters drawn together by domestic violence which influences the lives of both characters far more than they admit to anyone, even themselves. Sandra is home alone, enjoying her weekly break from her husband and kids, when Dolores shows up with a black eye from her abusive husband. She is in desperate need of Sandra’s help. Through the course of the play, it becomes clear that Dolores is an unwelcome explicit reminder of the brutality Sandra tries to overlook in her own life.
“Baker’s writing is delicate and sensitive – he has the unique ability to create situations and conversations that are both humorous and disturbing.” – Beyond Broadway
This amateur production of “North of Providence” and “Dolores” is presented by special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.
A post show discussion, led by the director and designer, will take place following Thursday 7th May’s performance.
Image: Ed Felton
Age Guidance 14+
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The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students.
Now in its fourteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the fourth time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre.
Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.
James Burman Bobbie
Nancy Farino Carol
Chanel Waddock Dolores
Esmée Cook Sandra
Director Victor Lirio
Designer Carly Brownbridge
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Manager Fred Macleod
Deputy Stage Manager Jamie Craker
Lighting Designer Kizzie Tims
Sound Designer Leila Glen
Costume Supervisor Katie Vacara