As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Saturday 21 April 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of the European premiere of award-winning US drama THE GULF. Got any questions?
American dramatist Audrey Cefaly gets her UK debut with this European premiere of her award-winning play THE GULF. Let’s dive in together…
“I’m not the answer, baby. I’m not. I’m just me.”
Lovers Betty and Kendra waste away a languid summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta, stranded on a boat together, they are forced to confront their differences and untangle the issues they’re faced with.
With a lesbian relationship at the heart of the play, THE GULF is an honest representation of the challenges all relationships can endure, no matter the sexuality.
THE GULF – which runs at Tristan Bates Theatre from 17 April to 5 May 2018 – is directed by Matthew Gould, whose many other recent credits include The Secondary Victim, Pete ‘n’ Keely and I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – all of which I’ve also chaired Q&As for – as well as, back at Tristan Bates, the forthcoming actor-musician musical San Domino (and, yes, I’ve got a Q&A scheduled for that one too).
Hailing from the Deep South in America, Audrey Cefaly is a multi-award-winning writer whose work draws inspiration from her home state of Alabama and the Gulf Coast region. Her work is “finely tuned to the colourful voices and stories of working-class people and seeks to explore the human condition through intimate character‐driven vignettes expressly designed and edited to effect a cathartic release for the viewer”. Her other plays include Love is a Blue Tick Hound, Maytag Virgin and Alabaster.