Not quite a theater in Manchester but the ‘Knutsford Little Theater’ is just 9 1/2 miles down the road form the Cornerstones Guest House, which is just 12 minutes to the city center by Metro.
I just have to give it a plug; it’s putting on an ‘International One Act Play Festival’ on the 1st & 2 and 6th & 8th of April.
Literally hundreds of one act plays were submitted but only ten plays have been chosen from a selection of international writers.
Clean by Nina Mansfield.
Is about three alcoholics who surprise each other in a church basement late one night. An industrial dishwasher provides the inspiration they need to get ‘clean’.
Delivery by Judith Davis.
Is set in an art gallery. Eleanor is enraptured by Dan’s ‘delivery’ in a play that pokes fun at the art world.
In Depression, A Comedy by Cassandra Lewis.
Trevor refuses to get out of bed, but when he is confronted by a series of imaginary friends and foes, there is no chance of him getting any peace.
Doing it for Nora by Doreen Fay.
Features a group of residents in a block of retirement flats threatened with eviction by the council. Lottie and George are prepared to go to extreme measures to avoid losing their homes.
Evensong by Edward Crosby Wells.
Is a poignant drama about a long married couple struggling to connect. As they reach the end of their time they reflect on a marriage that hasn’t been all bad. Has it?
Feeding Time at the Human House by David Wiener.
Is set in a baboon enclosure where Bernie is happily throwing his poo at passers-by, but Fran is feeling down. It’s her birthday and she is upset because her backside is just not big enough!
In Heads and Tails by Kevin Madley.
A summer barbecue is the setting for a story about rivalry, ambition and infidelity where two actors play two couples who are opposite sides of the coin.
In The Beginner’s Guide to Murdering Your Husband by David Muncaster.
You are invited to join Maddy and her team as they create the self help video that every woman needs.
The Gift of a Thornless Rose by Maureen Brady Johnson.
Ffeatures Sam and Mary, forced to leave the home they love and trying to decide what to keep and what to throw away; their memories making growing old more bearable.
The plays performed on Friday 1st will be repeated on Saturday 9th and those performed on Saturday 2nd will be repeated on Friday 8th.
A feast of fun not to be missed. Tickets are £7 and may be reserved by calling 01565 873515.
As I said not quite a Manchester Theater but full of raw talent with a great community spirit and that’s before you see any of the plays.
So while staying at the Cornerstones why not enjoy what looks to be a very entertaining evening