A Play, a Pie and a Pint: 15 Feb – 19 March @ Traverse Theatre @ 1pm

The A Play, a Pie and a Pint season at the Traverse this Spring sees Òran Mór and the National Theatre of Scotland collaborate to present five Latin American plays translated by Scottish writers:

The Company Will Overlook A Moment of Sadness

By Rodolfo Santana, adapted by Morna Pearson
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Feb @ 1pm

Meyer Whitworth Award winner, Morna Pearson, has adapted Santana’s seminal work, in which factory worker Orlando undergoes a psychiatric assessment after a violent incident within the workplace. Originally set amid the political and economic disorder of 1970s Venezuela, Pearson’s adaptation draws strong parallels with the current climate and corporations’ ruthless treatment of employees.

Double Bill: Instructions for a Butterfly Collector

By Mariana Eva Perez, adapted by Lewis Heatherington

The Archivist

By Hector Levy, adapted by Lewis Heatherington
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Feb @ 1pm

Heatherington combines two short plays inspired by Argentina’s Theatre for Identity; a movement that developed from the consequences of military regimes of the 60s and 70s which led to the disappearance of many men. The children of the missing were sent to military families and their identities only revealed years later. Each play follows a young girl attempting to be reunited with her family, and the realities she must confront if she is to do so.

Four Parts Broken

By Fernanda Jaber, adapted by Abigail Docherty
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Mar @ 1pm

Focussing on the relationship between two best friends, Docherty examines the human need to fix, and be fixed. Her previous work has been shown at Mayfest,  New Works New Worlds and Imaginate festivals, as well as Sea and Land and Sky premiering at the Tron last season.

A Dead Man’s Dying

By Esteban Navajas, adapted by Davey Anderson
Wed 9 – Sat 12 Mar @ 1pm

Since winning the 2005 Arches Theatre New Director Award, Anderson has thrived in Scottish theatre creating new work as Director in Residence with NTS. With the tagline “a party is not truly a party without a corpse” it’s clear that Anderson intends to breathe a breath of fresh (and funny) air to wealthy ranchero Don Tino’s funeral. Expect reminiscent storytelling and booze galore.

The Confidant

By Gilberto Pinto, adapted by Alan Bissett
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Mar @ 1pm

Set in an unspecified Latin American country, Bissett’s adaptation of Pinto’s intensely political play charts the effects of revolution on a married couple, as they are liberated from military dictatorship and repression. During a heated argument, revelations of the past complicate the prospect of their future together.