Get ready for a show full of daydreams and fanciful characters in The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish, presented by the Masque Players at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg from Thursday April 14.
Written by David Tristram, this one-act comedy takes a close look at a relationship that has gone completely stale. Alice (played by Julie Summers) and Henry (played by James Skilton) no longer know how to communicate with each other. Instead, they daydream and fantasise about different lives for themselves. Henry becomes any character his heart desires – an actor, raconteur, sporting hero, business tycoon, secret agent, Casanova and even the President of the United States. Throughout all of the chaos, their goldfish Orca silently observes everything around him.
The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish is brought to life under the direction of Nigel Sweet. He performed the play back in 1995 at the Milnerton Playhouse and is excited about bringing a fresh production to the Masque Theatre. Having been in the play, he understands that it requires strong actors who can switch seamlessly between characters. Julie Summers (known for her role of Spud’s Mom in the Spud films) and James Skilton (a regular on the Masque stage) are more than equal to this challenge.
The pair skilfully take the audience through a maze of highly amusing and very entertaining cameos as their characters take on different personas. Summers and Skilton confidently flip from reality to imagined characters – 10 each throughout the show – and back again.
The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish opens on Thursday April 14 and runs until Saturday April 23 – excluding Sunday to Wednesday. Book through Masque Theatre Bookings on 021 788 1898 (weekdays from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 9am to noon). Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org