Little Roundy Things

Little Roundy Things
Relationships, like Ikea furniture, are pretty f*cking complicated.

Program 1 – Performances; Wednesday March 28 & Friday March 30 at 7:30pm & Sunday April 1 at 2:00pm

WARNING: Mature language and content

Description: Modern urbanites, Tom and Heather, are in an open relationship. For three years they’ve reveled in sex with others, while falling deeper in love with each other. Now, after one too many unintentional stabs in the heart, the couple decides to give monogamy a try. Tom brings home a brand-new Ikea bed to symbolize their fresh beginning. As the couple struggles to assemble the bed tensions mount with each missing screw and misleading instruction. Turns out relationships, like Ikea furniture, are pretty f*cking complicated.

Playwright: Tara Armstrong
Tara Armstrong is a third-year student in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.

Special thank you to: Megan Gilron for all her help with props.

Director: Hayley Petersen
Hayley is a 4th year BFA Theatre Design and Production student and a first time director. Past production credits include: Faust Is Dead, Problem Child and The End of Civilization, The Idiot, Macbeth (Theatre at UBC) and Party This Weekend (House Party Collective). She is thrilled to be working with such a terrific cast and crew on her directorial debut and would like to thank them for being so awesome. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their love and support throughout these crazy theatrical years. BH4L.

Actors:

Bryan McHale – Tom

Bryan began his acting career in Calgary and moved to Vancouver in 2010. This will be Bryan’s second year participating in Brave New Play Rites. He could not resist the lure of live theatre. Since last year, Bryan focussed on the TV/Film and Commercial industry having recently shot the independent film, Last Fight of the Firefly. Interesting fact – Bryan is told his acting doppleganger is Paul Gross, but we will let you be the judge.

Dianne Cronmiller – Heather
This is Dianne’s third year participating in Brave New Playrites, but first in a lead role. Having graduated from UBC with a BA in Psych/Theatre last spring she is enjoying finally having the freedom to pursue acting. When she’s not doing so she can be found… yes, waiting tables (sigh), editing an online magazine and collaborating in as many artistic endeavours as possible. She’d like to thank all those who put so much time and love into this festival .. and Nanaimo. …and all her loved ones from there who made her who she is

 

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