Purvis - Play Reading
Time & Location
About the Event
I will be directing a lounge production of Purvis by Nick Warburton in the first week of September. This should be the start of Easingwold Players returning to regular productions; followed by David's show in tribute to those we have lost in November and Kate's play in April of 2022. In preparation for this, we will be holding a read-through of Purvis (over Zoom) on the 7th of April, with plans for auditions a few weeks afterwards.
Purvis is a one-act play set in the vestry of St Peters church in an unnamed (presumably Yorkshire) village. There are two parts, one man and one woman. The first character, Mr. Purvis, is a widower of "indeterminate middle-age". He is a well-meaning man, but very accident-prone. The second is Rachel, the vicar's wife "some years younger than Purvis". She is a very kind woman but can bottle up what she really wants to say beneath a layer of British politeness. This politeness leads to her offering Mr. Purvis a job as the church's health and safety officer, which Purvis takes to with gusto! An accident-prone man in charge of health and safety, what could possibly go wrong?
I hope to see a lot of you over Zoom on the 7th, let's get Easingwold Players up and going again.