Happy new year! (2008)

coming up in the spring:

- saturday, january 26: annual general meeting

yes. it's time for our yearly debate club! this is your chance to make a difference, maybe even stand for committee.

at finnbrit, freda 20, from 6 p.m. members will receive an official invitation in the post.
- the next play reading will be in february. details later.

- the main event of the spring season will be a comedy:

After Dinner

by Andrew Bovell

The scene is a suburban pub bistro on Friday night. Three office workers – Dympie, who needs to control everything, Paula who lets her, and the recently widowed Monika, are desperately seeking for a good night out. At an adjoining table sit Gordon, recently abandoned by his wife, and Stephen, looking for something more than the usual one night stand. As the night proceeds, inhibitions and social restraint are abandoned, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters' inner lives. It is an acutely observed but tender-hearted account of relationships and behaviour.

Andrew Bovell is an Australian playwright and his comedy After Dinner has enjoyed over 20 productions first in Australia following New Zealand, England and Ireland. This will be the first time the play has been performed in Finland.

Directed by Anna Kauppila and produced by Steve Porter.

performances on March 22 and April 12 & 13 - more information later.

in addition, there will be a 3-piece production spun off from Drama Incubator workshops:

'Dirty Work at the Crossroads' by Bill Johnson,
abridged & adapted by Joan Nordlund
A Victorian melodrama – curses on the villain and
cheers for the heroine!

'Guardian Demon' by Zoë Chandler
A comedy – guardian angel versus inner demon.

'Men Defenders!' by Oana Velcu
A comedy drama – are women taking over the world?

performances will be held in May 2008. more information later.

and naturally, we'll have a round of Poetry & Jazz this season too. there will be an initial meeting for all who are interested in participating, at 8 p.m. on jan 23, at finnbrit. performances march 19 and 26, and april 2.