Yes, I’ve written a new play, and this time it’s 50/50 drama/comedy. Well… I guess all theatre is technically drama… so maybe that should be 50/50 serious/funny. Either way, I think you get what I mean.
The new play is titled “Plummet” and I’ve just recently entered it into the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award (one of the biggest playwriting awards in Australia). I’ll inevitably be up against some tough competition. But, the way I see it is that you’ve got to be in it to win it, and I honestly feel that Plummet has the goods to take it out.
So what’s the play about? I can’t say too much just yet. The play title “Plummet” is a play on words, meaning to fall down quickly, and also another word for “plumbing bob”. No, not that guy named Bob that fixed your toilet last year. I mean one of those little metal things that hang on a line and help a plumber to find dead vertical.
The story involves a plumber turning up at the house of an elderly lady to install her dishwasher. She talks his ear off, in the process creating flashbacks in which she is able to step into and redirect her younger self into a better life. It’s part part dark comedy, part magical realist love story.
Stay tuned for updates on the progress of the play!