Monday, 1 August 2005

Anyone There?

You know, I don't have the foggiest idea if anyone reads this blog. Well, to be honest, I know one person who does, but he's someone I actually know so that doesn't count. So, I propose a wee experiment to find out.

[Actually, I propose a small experiment to find out. I didn't mean to imply that it was possible to discover the size of my readership simply by analyzing a sample of urine.]

I'm thinking of directing a one-act play for Ottershaw Players. Your task, dear reader, is to read the summaries of the 3 one-act plays below and vote for the one you think I should direct.

A: NOT BOBBY (Nick Warburton): A mother and adult son discover that their pet rabbit can read and write; but when it goes to school, it causes friction with the local education department...

B: THE DUMB WAITER (Harold Pinter): Two men sit in a room waiting for orders from their mysterious boss. Food orders start to arrive in the dumb waiter, which they thought was out of order. Is it a mistake, or is something far more sinister going on?

C: EVERGREENS (David Campton): An elderly man and woman, in a retirement home, rekindle an old
friendship. After a bad start, they decide to have a 'date', which does not go to plan. They wonder how things may have worked out if they had made it work first time around, before accepting that their lives have moved on.

As a way of extracting even more excitement from the process, I should tell you that I have read only two of these plays before. The third one was picked out of a list of that author's work as looking quite interesting. So if you pick that one for me, I have no idea whether it's a play I will like, or not. Nevertheless, I shall stick with the results of the vote.

[Update: Okay - only 2 votes in one week. So I'm extending the voting period by another week and re-posting this item.]

Please vote A, B or C using the voting button below to leave your answer. It would be good if anyone who reads this would vote. You have another week to register your opinion, starting from... NOW. Thanks for your help.

[Voting is now complete. See here for the result.]

1 comment:

Dawson said...

What do you mean by "I dont count"?

The couple in the old peoples home (or whatever it is) sounds like a great choice. IT would also be easier to cast as all the ottershaw players are codgers.

So that'll be "C" then...