After winning the Francis Ebejjer award earlier this year for her play Appuntamenti, 26-year-old Simone Spiteri – actress, playwright and artistic director of all-female theatre group Du’ – secured a place for the group on the local theatre circuit.
Du’s uniqueness lies in the group’s dynamics – their past performances were characterised by an all-female ensemble backed up by eccentric musicians. Appuntamenti introduces three men into the dynamic, and diverges again from Du’s past performances by having only two of the original group members acting in it.
The six characters in Appuntamenti are all linked to each other. They are all taken for granted by their partners so they decide to look elsewhere for attraction, approval and attention. Garcia Marquez’s classic Love in the Time of Cholera is a theme that binds. It is seen as a weapon of seduction by the typical male and as a textbook of insight by another. The ‘under appreciated’ meet the maladjusted at the bus stop. The only problem is that they all choose the same time and the same place. What can this lead to? Watch and find out. But be assured that waiting at a bus stop will never be the same again.
Venue & Tickets: Appuntamenti runs from from 16 – 18 & 23 – 25, October, at St. James Cavalier, Valletta. Tickets are Euros 15 each and the play starts at 20.00hrs.
Reviews: If you’ve not gone yet, but might on the second weekend the play runs, see Andrei’s comment below – it’s a review/crit of the play.