The Bunbury Dramedy Festival


The Bunbury Dramedy Festival

by Various Playwrights

October 4-13 2013

DRAMEDY Origin: A blend of drama and comedy. In keeping with our tradition, we present an ecclection (made up word) of new works that tickle and tear their way into your hearts! Humor, pathos and a glass of Cabernet; that’s an evening you can’t resist! 



OCTOBER Fri      4 -        7:30
               Sat     5 -        7:30
               Sun    6 -        2:30
               Wed   9 -        7:30
               Thur  10 -       7:30
               Fri     11 -       7:30
               Sat    12 -       7:30
               Sun   13 -       2:30/ 5:30
Unwrap Your Candy and Wildwood Park - By Doug Wright
For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls - by Christopher Durang
The Chalky White Substance - by Tennessee Williams
I'm Herbert - by Robert Anderson
UNWRAP YOUR CANDY and WILDWOOD PARK open a delectable evening examining the terror of being an adult and the perils of being an unsuspecting audience member.
FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS (or "The Further Adventures of Amanda and Her Children") is Christopher Durang's spoof on The Glass Menagerie. This hysterical play This light-hearted parody of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is one of Durang's most popular one acts. Though knowledge of Williams' classic play helps with enjoyment of the Durang parody, audiences unfamiliar with the Williams play can enjoy this crackpot comedy of parent-child tensions. 
THE CHALKY WHITE SUBSTANCE  Two haggard male figures meet at the edge of a vast canyon, overlooking a dried-out riverbed, in a future where the fallout from unnamed and uncountable nuclear wars continually floats through the air. It is the chalky white substance that covers the few inhabitants as they scramble in darkness and fear, fighting for the scarce, but indispensable, resources of water, food, shelter and human warmth.
I'M HERBERT is a sketch about two old, old people sitting on a porch in a pair of rocking chairs and talking. Just talking-and of course they don't know how funny they are. Each has had one or more previous marriages and perhaps a few flings, but they are hazy as to details. In fact, they don't always know which one the other one is.