Company: Playpen 'Get To The End'
Two conspiracy theorists wait in an underground bunker while the world collapses around them, a small theatre company rehearses a work none of them believe in while the world collapses around them, and an unstable playwright tries to work out why they’re bothering while the world collapses around them.
An As Yet Untitled Play About Two People In An Underground Bunker is about the attempt to make meaning, depression, love, struggle and failure.
A rehearsed reading followed by a Q&A
The project began in March 2017 with PlayPen: Beginnings, with the first twenty minutes of 8 plays by local writers across 2 nights featuring 42 characters and performed by over 30 actors. The project originally planned to take one play, selected by the audience as the winner, through to a full reading. However as the standard and potential of all the plays were so strong the company decided to present all the plays as full length readings. This part of the project has been named ‘Get to the End’ in reference to the project supporting writers to achieve the very simple but often evasive task of simply getting to the end of writing a play.
PlayPen: Get to the End is a development project by Scriptography Productions in Association with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, produced by Richard Hogger, Tom O'Malley and Sandra Bendelow.