Tiny Dynamite Productions Announces Second Season of A PLAY, A PIE, and A PINT
Tiny Dynamite Productions are pleased to announce that the second season of 'a Play, a Pie and a Pint' will begin on March 6th 2012 at The Red Room of The Society Hill Playhouse. The season will run for four weeks on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30 - 7.30pm. A new show will be produced each week and will be served up alongside a pie (slice of pizza) and a pint (or beverage of choice).
The first play of the season is 'Being Norwegian' by David Greig. The production will be produced by Tiny Dynamite, directed by Barrymore nominated director, David O'Connor and performed by Kevin Bergen (Barrymore nomination 'Man from Nebraska', resident company member People's Light and Theatre) and Kittson O'Neill (New Jerusalem, Lantern Theatre and artistic associate at Interact).
Being Norwegian is part of a trilogy of short plays by David Greig which also includes 'Kyoto' and 'Brewers Fayre'. The play tells the story of Sean, just out of prison, who invites Lisa back to his flat for a drink. Lisa says she's Norwegian. Is Sean Norwegian too? The play is a dark, funny encounter in which two outsiders reach out to each other across the deep fjords of the heart.
David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and was brought up in Nigeria. He has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company amongst others. He is one of the leading playwrights of his generation in Scotland and has worked extensively in the Near & Middle East developing the work of young writers. Notable works include Damascus, The American Pilot, Dunsinane and most recently, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.
The first season of 'a Play, a Pie and a Pint' (October 2011) played to sell out audiences and critical acclaim at The Society Hill Playhouse and had an extended run in November at Fergies Pub in Sansom Street.
The second play of the season will be the US premiere of 'End of Hope' by David Ireland, produced by Inis Nua Theatre Company (last season, The Ching Room). This will be followed by a collection of short plays (Restaurant Shorts) by David Auburn, David Ives and Philadelphia playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger who has written a piece specifically for the project. The seasons finale will be the US premiere of 'Buridan's Ass' by Irish playwright, S. R. Plant. The playwright will be joining us for both performances and is available for interview. This production will be produced by Iron Age Theatre Company.