Tennessee Williams’ Lady of Larkspur Lotion & Something Unspoken
directed by Ann James
Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound
directed by Christy Shapiro
Three one-act plays exploring the personal identities we choose for ourselves and the blurred boundaries of reality.
The Lady of Larkspur Lotion is a brief, yet intensely evocative, character study. In a rundown French Quarter boarding house, Mrs Hardwick-Moore, chooses to remain blanketed in her delusional dream world, despite its conflict with the reality presented to her by a brusque landlady.
Something Unspoken presents grand-dame, Miss Cornelia Scott, and her secretary, Grace. Within their complex codependent relationship tension is lurking. Something is unacknowledged, but the situation is about to come to a head.
The Real Inspector Hound introduces us to two theatre critics – Moon and Birdboot, who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery. They are inexorably drawn into the action, the fourth wall crumbles, realities become intertwined, and nothing is safe from parody, satire, or absurdism.
When: 8pm on Friday 29th June, Saturday 30th June, Sunday 1st July; Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, and Saturday 7th July.
Venue: Mansion Veranda Restaurant & Bar, 5th Floor, Mansion Hotel, 82 Xinle Lu (near Xiangyang Lu) 新乐路82号，近襄阳北路
Metro: Shaanxi Nan Lu (Lines 1 & 10)
Photographs by Hoon Choi
Press release: Lady of Larkspur Lotion and Real Inspector Hound (pdf) updated Jun 2