19:30, Fri 25th – Sat 26th February 2005 at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium
Lent Week 5
"YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM" and "DOWN RED LANE"
by B. S. Johnson.
2 (very) short plays by "Britain's one man literary avant-garde"
of the 1960s.
In "You're Human..." a history teacher becomes obsessed with decay and death after a hospital visit but neither his colleagues or his pupils seem to care.
"Down Red Lane" is a tale of conspicuous consumption.
A corpulent gourmand sits down to a meal in an expensive restaurant but his long-suffering stomach has had enough and decides to tell him so. These will beautifully showcase Johnson's combination of the playful and serious.
"THE GLASS MENAGERIE"
by Tennesse Williams
'I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has theappearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant guise of illusion. The play is memory.'
'The Glass Menagerie', one of Tennessee Williams' lesser known plays, deals with a memory of life in the wreckage of the American dream, and the of one family to escape it.
'Electrifyingly actable', the drama is superbly poised, and haunting long after its shattering conclusion.