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Daphne Kuhn presents an edgy, quirky, funny new play, The Odd Man Out, by Australia’s most prolific playwright, David Williamson, from 2-21 October.
The production will be directed by leading director Megan Willson and features a top South African cast that includes Daniel Janks (Bash and Twilight of the Golds), Ashleigh Harvey (Avenue Que, Bash, Sophiatown), with Michéle Levin and Russel Savadier.
Alice and Ryan meet on a bus and are quickly drawn to each other. They have little in common, except for a shared desperation to become coupled up. Alice is sensitive about her biological clock running out of time, and Ryan is fearful of loneliness. They work hard to create a union, and in The Odd Man Out, it seems that tough grind is the key to success. Alice marries the straight-talking scientist, but soon discovers that he is socially inept!
Described as an unconventional romantic comedy, the main theme is a couple dealing with the fact that one is naturally socially adept – and the other isn’t quite so good at that – and that’s where a lot of the humour originates. It may be a touchy subject for a light comedy, but Williamson makes the most of things – packing the evening with plenty of laughs, home truths and loads to think about at the same time. It was a hit in Australia last year and is currently being presented all over the world.
The production will run at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square from 2 to 21 October for three weeks only. The first preview is on Tuesday 2 October 2018 when tickets will be two for the price of one.
Bookings for this brilliant new play are now open at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com) or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883 8606. There are group discounts for psychologists, schools, corporates and special interest groups – and dinner show packages can be made by arrangement with some of the upmarket restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square.