THE ONE by Jeffrey Jay Fowler
WINNER The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award-Fringe World 2017
WA WINNER The WA Arts Editor Award- Fringe World 2017
WINNER Jeffrey Jay Fowler The Blaz Award for best new play
FINALIST The Martin Sims Award- Fringe World 2017
NOMINATED Best Independent Production Performing Arts Awards WA 2017
NOMINATED Best Actor (Female) Georgia King Performing Arts Awards WA 2017
A SAVAGE FEVER DREAM
There’s a happy couple. They’ve been together a few years. They do things couples do: walk together, talk together, meander through IKEA, anal, crosswords on Sunday mornings.
One day he realises she’s The One, so he gets down on one knee (as is tradition) and proposes. And she explodes: “Do you actually know what marriage is? It’s a way of turning women into property.” And he gets her point… kind of… but he loves her, and surely she’ll come around. I mean, he’s seen The Taming of the Shrew. Some women just need more convincing than others.
The One is a theatrical fever dream that takes the boy gets girl cliché and impales it with marriage’s grim history. An angry guitar sits under hissed words as the story of Him and Her breaks apart in this new piece written by Jeffrey Jay Fowler and performed by Georgia King and Mark Storen.
Writer & Director: Jeffrey Jay Fowler // Producer & Performers: Georgia King & Mark Storen // Stage Manager: Rhiannon Peterson // Publicist: Dana Nguyen
The Blue Room Theatre – January 2017 – Fringe World Summer Nights
Subiaco Theatre Centre – June 2017 – Subiaco Theatre Festival
Arts House – September 2017 – Melbourne Fringe Festival
Image: Simon Pynt
REVIEWS-Subiaco Theatre Festival
Images: Stevie Cruz-Martin