Aberystwyth Arts Centre presents Writers in Residence project, ‘Travelling Light’

Emerging playwrights are gearing up to present their new short plays as part of Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s ‘Travelling Light II’ project.

For the past 9 months a selected group of new writers have been meeting at Aberystwyth Arts Centre as part of a Writers in Residence Project. Working under the guidance of playwright and Creative Wales Award winner, Kaite O’Reilly (pictured), they have developed a series of short plays.

The plays will be presented as rehearsed readings with a cast of professional performers directed by Gilly Adams. Two plays will be shown on each night. A post show discussion about the plays and the process will take place on both evenings.

MONDAY 16th November:
Use By Christina Katic
Four women in a caravan climbing the walls. Literally. They’ve met for a wedding – or is it a funeral…? How will they find out which…?

Feathering the Dark by Chris Kinsey
Gerda survived the War, but in a night of terror and revelation, she must now survive the present.

THURSDAY 19th November:
The Wild, Wild Girls of Musical Terrace by Liz Jones
Two estranged sisters meet on a bench where their childhood home once stood. As they recall the night which drove them apart, two different versions unfold…But which one is true? A dark, tragicomic tale of abandonment, betrayal, and irrepressible

Happy Birthday Ruth by Lisa Parry
Ruth is Ian’s wife, David’s grandmother and Mary’s long-term secret lover. For years she has juggled all three roles, keeping her own life in a delicate equilibrium. But her deceit has consequences, not just for herself.

Tickets for this performance are £5 (£3) one night / £8 (£5) for two and can be booked by contacting the Arts Centre ticket office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre

Travelling Light II will run at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Monday 16th and Thursday 19th November at 7.45pm. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is supported by Arts Council of Wales.


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