Staged Reading - Benefactors
By Michael Frayn
A staged Reading
Directed by Matthew Surrence
Tuesday - August 7, 2012 8 p.m.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Benefactorsby Michael Frayn, directed by Matthew Surrence – Tuesday August 7th at 8 p.m. The award-winning BENEFACTORS(1984) was written by Frayn in the period immediately after NOISES OFF, and features the idealistic architect David and his wife Jane, and the cynical Colin and his wife Sheila.
David is consumed by his projects to improve the housing of the poor, likewise Jane with her anthropological dissection of David's work, Sheila's need for love which finds her interjecting herself into everyone else's life, and Colin's need to oppose it all, which paradoxically leads to his own beneficent acts. Where does the urge to help come from? Is beneficence a disease? Can it be cured? BENEFACTORS is directed by the actor, playwright and director Matthew Surrence, who recently brought a reading of Stoppard's The Real Thing to the Live Oak Stage. Explore what can be done to help the helpers (self-help-help?) on Tuesday August 7th at 8 p.m.
$5-$10 sliding scale. Cash or check only at the door. Box office/will call opens 1/2 hour before start of show - Box office located inside the lobby. Wheelchair accessible - use the north side lobby entrance.