A savage fever dream
There’s a happy couple. They’ve been together a few years. They do things couples do: walk together, talk together, meander through IKEA, anal, crosswords on Sunday mornings.
One day he realises she’s The One, so he gets down on one knee (as is tradition) and proposes. And she explodes: “Do you actually know what marriage is? It’s a way of turning women into property.” And he gets her point… kind of… but he loves her, and surely she’ll come around. I mean, he’s seen The Taming of the Shrew. Some women just need more convincing than others.
The One is a theatrical fever dream that takes the boy gets girl cliché and impales it with marriage’s grim history. An angry guitar sits under hissed words as the story of Him and Her breaks apart in this new piece written by Jeffrey Jay Fowler and performed by Georgia King and Mark Storen.
24 – 28 January
The Blue Room Theatre
Origin: Western Australia
Company: Whiskey & Boots
For Audiences 18+
Writer & Director: Jeffrey Jay Fowler // Producer & Performers: Georgia King & Mark Storen // Stage Manager: Rhiannon Peterson // Publicist: Dana Nguyen
Image: Simon Pynt