- From: May 24, 2021
- To: May 24, 2021
- Starting at: 08:00 PM
- Finishing at: 10:00 PM
- The Old Fire Station
- 2a Norwood High Street
- SE27 9NS
- United Kingdom
The Water Harvest
by Chris Lee
Director: Paul Dineen
Performances: July 27-31, 2021
First rehearsal: May 30, 2021
Two boys grow up together in the lap of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Over time their friendship is tested in many ways; by the fates, by emigration, by money and by madness. This is a story of love under pressure, of intense euphoria and deep despair. Against the backdrop of rain-soaked Irish hills and the frantic insanity of London, two men struggle with sorrow and desire, and if love is to win out over hatred, a terrible sacrifice must be made.
Note: Language warning. Portrayals of mental illness and descriptions of suicide
Both men, on stage throughout the uninterrupted 100 minutes, speak only to the audience, necessarily ignoring the presence of the other. Through the differing accounts of shared moments of exhilaration and despair, they expose the illusions and delusions of love and mania and prove that memories don’t work the way we think they do.
Jim: 25-50 – the hopeless lover. Poetic and thoughtful.
John: 22-45 – the contemptuous beloved. A dynamo of intense passion and sadness.
Note: Irish accents are essential
Due to Covid restrictions, all auditions must be booked with the director in advance. Please email to reserve your time slot.