Theatre Preview, Bliss and Mud, 29 April – 9 May, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

1 Apr

Glasgow’s Tron Theatre are getting all experimental again with a new strand entitled Tron Stripped, an occasional series of pared-down stagings beginning with Bliss & Mud, from Wednesday 29 April – Saturday 9 May.

This double-bill will celebrate the ‘performed word’, through two dazzling one-act plays from two outstanding North American writers.  Both plays will be directed by Andy Arnold, celebrating his first year as the Tron’s Artistic Director.

Bliss (Félicité), by Quebecois writer Olivier Choinière,  is a disturbing meditation on contemporary culture’s obsession with real-life tragedy and celebrity worship.

Mud, the second half of the double-bill, is a funny and beautifully written portrayal of the battle of the sexes. With echoes of Beckett, Cuban-born American writer Maria Irene Fornes depicts an emotional triangle between three characters, as downtrodden Mae attempts to rise above her imposed station in life.

Both productions will share the same cast: Gabriel Quigley, Mark Prendergast, Grant Smeaton and Pauline Goldsmith (Bliss only), all under the direction of Andy Arnold with designs by Neil Haynes.

Full details are up now on the Tron Theatre website.

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