About the Show/Event
Information for Modern Times - The Indomitable Mrs Rothman/Dreaming of Chekhov/Change/Bridges Apart/Deal Breaker/Frameworks/The Asteroid at Union Theatre, Inner London (Play). A series of new, one-act plays from award-winning playwrights chosen from over 1000 plays. The indomitable Mrs Rothman - The financial crisis of 2008 has trapped divorcee Phyllis Rothman in her grand Park Avenue apartment which she cant afford to keep, but is unable to sell. Her ex-husband, a recently fired Wall Street tycoon, proposes a strategy to help each other until the economy improves. Dreaming of Chekhov - A woman can't decide if she should take a trip to Moscow.... luckily Anton Chekhov arrives to help her make a decision. Change - Jean and Rosaline are sisters. Jean, a recovering alcoholic, was forced to give her baby up for adoption. A secret is being hidden from her. Once the secret is out, the whole family's future is thrown into question. Bridges Apart - Set in a small village in Cumbria, during Storm Desmond and the floods that followed, a storm-wrecked bridge makes it difficult for Rosie and James to admit their feelings for each other. Deal Breaker - A series of 'morning-after' conversations between Rosie and Sam. The differences between the way that Rosie and Sam view their relationship ? and view all relationships ? challenge the stereotypical male/female dynamics of monogamy, jealousy and sex. Frameworks - Marie, a graduate student in physics waiting for a train, encounters a teacher who suggests a route that will change her life forever. The Asteroid - An asteroid is going to destroy the planet. Little does Paul know, there may be even worse news ahead.
Author Tajlei Levis (The indomitable Mrs Rothman). Author Bixby Elliot (Dreaming of Chekhov). Author Aimee Rutherford (Change). Author Hannah Sowerby (Bridges Apart). Author Kate Reid (Deal Breaker). Author Mike McGeever (Frameworks). Author Jeff Nolan (The Asteroid).