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Two Hearts - 1 Act Play Festival

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Passion and boredom and that in between


Two Hearts is a play about first love… and so much more.

Set on the third floor of an old inner city townhouse in Summer, they were single so… why not? This powerful play will have you reflecting on your own past relationships: what you did right, what you did wrong, what you wish you could re-live and what you wish you could forget. So many questions and regrets: about love, honesty, romance and subjects no one wants to discuss. If only, what if and why not? I like pondering hypotheticals. And they were delivered in Two Hearts in a very engaging way.

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Always in the shadow


The script is incredible. It's as intense and it is whimsical and philosophical. The delivery is almost faultless. How they remembered the complex lines is beyond fathoming.

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on the soap box


This play is dominated by two main characters and a third, whose role is undefined until the surprise ending. She interrupts and prompts and my companion said she found it annoying … until she realised why. The male commands undivided attention when he booms out 'I'm trying'. The theatre goes from laughdead deadly silence in a blink of an eye.

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Together but not forever


So how would I classify this play? It's not a comedy but it's funny.
It's not a romance but it has romantic parts.

It's dramatic and one act, but it's not a tragedy. It has no props so it's a bit like a monologue style.

Maybe it's a bitter sweet comedy? Maybe it doesn't matter? It's damn good, very clever, a bit different and will have you attentive to every word and action.

Two Hearts raises many questions; the one I'll remember is: what has happened to you when you knew life would never be the same from then on?

Catch it at the Butterfly Club and let me know what you think.

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She's there but not really there



Credits

Two Hearts was written by Laura Lethlean, a young Melbourne playwright and a founding member of The Anchor theatre company. Laura's work has been produced in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Laura's play 'The Space Between the Fuel and the Fire' was published by No Passport Press in 2016.
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*Jeni Wilson was invited as a guest
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Why? A master play with a twist
When: Mon 25 Feb, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 2 March
Where: The Butterfly Club, Carsons Lane, Melbourne CBD
Cost: $35/$28
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