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April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Show: The Anniversary
Author: Bill MacIlwraith
Venue: Marloo Theatre
Theatre Company: Darlington Theatre Players Inc
Show Dates: April 27, 28, May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11,12, 16,18, 19 @ 8:00pm April 29, May 6, 13 @ 2:00pm
Director: Rob Warner
Comedy of family power-play is set in South London in 1966. Tom brings his pregnant fiancee Shirley home for the annual wedding-anniversary ritual orchestrated by his widowed, scalpel-tongued, deviously possessive mother. Of Tom’s brothers and co-workers in the (shoddy) family building business, Terry is a weakling, trying to get up the nerve to announce his imminent emigration to Canada just to get away from Mum, and Henry is a considerate, gentle giant who just happens also to be a compulsive transvestite. Tom hasn’t mentioned Shirley to Mum yet either. Mum’s arsenal of bitchy comments and Machiavellian stratagems is a creation of darkly glittering and consistently funny beauty.