British playwright Wendy M. Bain brings her comedy play about settling old scores and finding true love, OLD FRENEMIES, to the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Charlotte’s wildlife documentary maker husband, Duncan has to take her on a job with him to film the red squirrels in North Wales. He doesn’t want her to come with him. She’s scared after they had an intruder in their house in London and insists that he takes her.
The BBC hire Duncan a cottage in the rural countryside in Wales. It is owned by Charlotte’s old nemesis Lesley, whom she hasn’t seen in thirty years. Lesley stole Gethin, Charlotte’s childhood sweetheart away from her. She doesn’t know Lesley and Gethin own the farm where the cottage is and never wanted to see either of them again.
Lesley wants to build more holiday cottages in the the farm and wants the scenic land the red squirrels live on for this. Gethin loves the red squirrels and wants to get the land protected. Lesley goes behind his back to arrange to cut the squirrel’s trees down. He’s angry and tired of Lesley’s aspirations and manipulations. He delighted to see Charlotte again.
Duncan and Charlotte are having marriage problems. They fight and she leaves. Duncan’s lover arrives at the cottage. Charlotte comes back and Duncan’s lover has to hide in the kitchen cupboard. Lesley and Gethin arrive shortly afterwards. Old and new secrets unravel about who did what to whom? Ending with some hilarious revelations and proving the old adage ‘it’s never too late’.
OLD FREMENIES boasts a cast of LA-imported British & Australian talent including Craig Robert Young (The Vortex –Best Dramatic Actor, Stage Scene Awards, “The Last Ship,” “NCIS: LA”), Mia Christou (“Dance Off,” “Welcome to the Men’s Group”) Nick Hardcastle (Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, Ruben Guthrie, Pure Genius), and the playwright/actor herself, Wendy Meredith Bain (Peep Show (Netflix) Ill Behavior (Showtime) Fresh Meat (Hulu) Babylon (Sundance).
To bridge the gap from across the pond, American director-writer-actor
Justin Anthony Long (CBS Diversity Showcase, City of Dreams) directs. “This is a comedy of secrets and marital problems. It’s a modern farce. As an American comedy and theatre lover who grew up laughing at shows like Noises Off! and “Little Britain,” I immediately fell in love with OLD FRENEMIES. You don’t need to be British to find it downright hysterical.”
All performances are at the STEPHANIE FEURY STUDIO THEATRE located at 5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Tickets are $15 each and go on sale May 1st.
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