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GI Joe Jared… Based On One Really Bad Date (aWe Creative Group)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Not only a warning about the perils of blind dating, this one-act play is a witty, honest portrayal of the complexities of friendship. Whilst Julie and Susan are sharing some long-overdue drinks, the arrival of the eccentric Jared (and his G.I. Joe tarot cards) forces the girls to acknowledge the importance of their friendship. The actors provide a naturalistic performance that allows the script’s wit to shine through, if they occasionally seem to be racing through it. Though it’s a bit like watching a sitcom, they are believable, and towards the end deliver their lines with raw emotion that is touching to watch. This heart-warming mini-drama might make you think twice about joining eHarmony, but will transport you seamlessly from laughter to tears and back again.

Laughing Horse at The Beehive Inn, 4 – 14 Aug, 8.30pm (9.30pm), free, fpp265.
tw rating 4/5