White Bear Theatre Presents
Plays by Michael McManus and Charlie Ross MacKenzie
Two one-act plays about life, love and loss
A double bill of short, one-act plays about life, love and loss amongst gay men of different generations. It portrays the differences of perspective, the insecurities and the simple misunderstandings – sometimes heart-breaking, often hilarious – between gay men who grew up in different eras.
Remembrance Gay by Michael McManus
“However much the world changes, millions of us will still have to go on pretending, you know, pretending to be something we’re not.”
When 20-something Joe meets 50-something Graham in a gay bar late one night and offers to help him host his party the following weekend, he little knows just how profoundly his life might be changed by this brief encounter – especially when a mysterious visitor suddenly appears from nowhere, closely connected with Graham, yet also uninvited, unexpected and alarmingly indiscreet.
I F-----n Love You by Charlie Ross Mackenzie
“We just take it for granted. All of it. Floating from one day to the next. Trying desperately to shake off that shadow called regret. Running away from it so fast that we never stop to look around us.”
There are those nights, those perfect nights, when the world is put to rights, you look into the soul of the person closest to you and connect with their humanity. Well this isn’t one of those! Simon and Adrian are getting ready for a good night’s sleep. Trouble is, sleep is difficult when you’re prone to overthinking things. As they uncover many things thought forgotten, dealing with fidelity, death, weak bladders and the Four Tops, this will be no easy night’s kip.
Performances start at 7:15pm with a 15 minute interval between the two shows.
£18 Full Price
On Friday 27 March, there will be a special Gala performance of the double bill. Tickets cost £50 and the money raised will help ensure we can pay the actors a fair fee for their hard work. There will be interval drinks, a free programme, a raffle and a post-show Q&A (guests tbc).
Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s.