Behind The Masque
Behind the Masque: two one-act plays by New Era Players that deal with some troubling aspects of human kind.
'Liars’ Teeth' by Emily Goode, directed by Mike Huxtable, is a darkly humorous exploration of truth, disinformation, misinformation, friendship and hidden agendas. Set in a prison cell in a near, dystopian future, two characters, Jack and Pies, explore the boundaries of storytelling in a State trying to control, through repressive means, fact and fiction. Is George Orwell’s ‘1984’ just a warning, or a ‘How To’ guide for ruling elites? 'Liars’ Teeth' may suggest an answer.
'Aria da Capo' by Edna St. Vincent Millay, directed by Suzanne Pearson, is
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Millay’s best and most famous work: a true masterpiece. An atmosphere of naïve simplicity characterizes the play and throws into relief its deft allegory: the folly of man’s hatreds and jealousies and the thoughtlessness which makes them possible. A play within a play, we are treated to a pastoral bookended by a harlequinade.
The New Era Players present Behind the Masque on 22-24 June and 27 June- 1 July 2023 at New Era Theatre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury, RG14 6NU. Tickets are £12 each and are available online at ticketsource.co.uk/new-era-players. For other enquiries, email the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07919 916009. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
New Era Theatre, St George’s Centre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 6NU
Thu 22 Jun to Sat 1 July