Join us for Short 'n' Snappy #4: two hours of comedy, tragedy and everything in between, delivered in six plays that, while being short, don’t lack bite.
Performance Review written & directed by Emily Matthews & Tom Gilder
Daniel has been in his role for almost a year but wasn't expecting such a formal review, given that the role in question is 'boyfriend'. In an emotional scene, he and his girlfriend Sophie argue about the nature of love and relationships, and check how theirs bears up to cold scrutiny. Is he meeting expectations, or is his job on the line?
Daniel – Tom Gilder
Sophie – Emily Matthews
Cari Amori written & directed by Vladislav Nenchev
It is Fat Tuesday in Venice, the last day of the Carnival. For a week, Alan and Clio have feasted on the celebrations and on each other's company. Tonight they meet in the booth of an intimate bar, secluded in the Dorsoduro district. They meet to talk about the beauty of the Carnival, about the joy they had, and to contemplate the big questions: How far should they take the masks off? What happens next? What is the respectable number of Rossini cocktails?
Alan – Arnaud Praplan
Clio – Delphine Laniesse
Forever True written by Neil Walden & directed by Zachariah Chamberlaine
Are you one of those people who finds dating fun? Or do you get really nervous and tongue-tied? Dating can also be disappointing. Imagine arriving at your local pub for a very promising date, only to find that your boyfriend has a lot of explaining to do….
Woman – Maggie Knorr
Man – Joe Konderla
Performed by arrangment with Pint-sized Plays.
Kiss Her Kate written & directed by Matthew Paines
A brace of actresses working through Taming of the Shrew Act 2, Scene 1; the fight scene. Who seduces who? And how does one tame a Shrew in 2023? They need some help; step forward the Muse of the Stage – for it is he. You will laugh, you will cry, you will sing along. The whole world’s going crazy, but can the Kates work out their differences?
Kate #1 – Delphine Laniesse
Kate #2 – Elizabeth Whitney
Muse – Matthew Paines
The Remote Orgasm performed by Jarkko Mikkola
I'm not talking anymore. The time for that has passed.
Then – what?
You know what.
You're not really saying what I think you're saying.
I know what you want. Of course you want it. I can see it clearly.
So what if you can?
Admit what? What do you think I want?
SUPERHEROES written & directed by Zachariah Chamberlaine
Superheroes – you just can’t get away from them. They’ve had a stranglehold on the film industry for almost twenty years and some people have even attempted to be real-life superheroes. The ‘hero’ of our story starts out with similar dreams – but before creating his superhero identity, maybe he should ask himself why our society is so obsessed with the superhero?
Sidekick – Salomon Marttila
Superhero – Zachariah Chamberlaine
Photos and illustrations (from top): Emily Matthews, Thibaud Rohmer, Zachariah Chamberlaine, Thibaud Rohmer, Jarkko Mikkola & Zachariah Chamberlaine.
AGE LIMIT: 16+ (some of the plays contain adult themes and language).
PERFORMANCES at the NoName Theatre
Fri 19 May at 7 pm
Sat 20 May at 7 pm
Weds 24 May at 7 pm
Fri 26 May at 7 pm
20.00€ – standard admission
16.00€ – Concessions (students, retired, military/civil service, unemployed)
16.00€ – FBP, FINNBRIT, MEETUP & Internations members
Available from our Holvi store
The doors will open 30 minutes before the start. Please arrive in good time – due to the setup of the stage the doors will be locked at the start of the show and latecomers cannot be admitted.
HOW TO FIND US
The door to the theatre is the first wooden door to your left right after you go through the black metal gate at Korkeavuorenkatu 17. The doors will open half an hour before the advertised start time of the show. Pls follow the signs/posters.
The entrance is down a long flight of stairs and there's no elevator or stairlift.