Twisted take on blind date peril

THEATRE lovers can look forward to themes of revenge, grief, the dating scene and a whodunnit among the treats in the latest appetising Short+Sweet Festival offerings from this Thursday.

Starring Canterbury resident Anna Rushmer, ‘Mrs Jones’ by Glenn Levett, centres on a couple’s first date with an extraordinary twist at the end.
Anna says the play is about the thrill, excitement and potential embarrassment of dating in your 30s with the aim to make audiences laugh, cringe and hopefully feel invigorated.
“It’s been really fun working with the team to put this together,” she said.
“It’s great doing some light-hearted comedy and working out how to stage some of the ridiculous imagined scenarios.
“Mrs Jones is trying her best to come off as desirable, but not too desperate, confident, but not entitled.
“I think Short+Sweet is a great platform for writers and actors to develop their craft since we can get live feedback from a real audience. From an audience perspective, you can enjoy such a range of works at Short+Sweet and with a time limit of 10 minutes a play, you’re sure to find something new, thought-provoking, moving, or just funny.”
In ‘Blind Date’, a young couple dines in a pitch black restaurant, ‘Whodunnit’ explores issues of displacement felt by second generation Asian Australians plus there’s also the hilarious ‘A Thing of Hope’ and ‘Take The Test’.
You can catch ‘Mrs Jones’ and the other short, sharp, tasty theatre bites at Turner Hall, Ultimo, from Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31, from 6.30pm.