The next Stammtisch is to take place on 14 May 2014 starting at 6pm. We decided to meet again in the West Side Theatre and order food in. So, come early as it will be the first topic on the agenda!
We are going to read two plays - to be selected on the basis of who turns up:
Firstly we have A Friend of a Friend written and presented by Bruno Sousa: a simple and pleasant comedy about a couple that hosts a friend of a friend in their apartment only to find their lives turned upside-down. It is a one-act for 3 actors, 1 man and 2 women, and it is something Bruno might be willing to propose as a possible candidate for next FEATS if the group likes it.
And we also have The Visit written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and presented by Melanie Zander: a consummate, alarming Dürrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place “somewhere in Central Europe” and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Dürrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed and confronts the perennial questions of honor, loyalty, and community.
As usual, the Stammtisch is also open to non-members!