A Quartet of Devious Dealings by Janet Godsell is a collection of four very short plays, each one building up to the punch line that ends the show. They play at the North Street Church as part of the Atlantic Fringe Festival.
These plays, each one ten minutes in length, have all been winners at Short Play Festivals and they have a really Summerstock feel-good, wholly unpretentious, comedy feel to them. They are well written, tightly constructed and very charming with some big, broad humour and hammed up performances.
Some highlights for me were the twist in Totally Organic, Leslie Milne as Miss Travers in Drawing The Line, the visually hilarious prescence of Ian MacDermid and Kate Waterfield in Totally Organic and Jill Curley’s hilarious lust for blood and sex in A Business Arrangement.
This type of theatre has a wide, but specific, audience and it is one that is often quite different from the typical “Fringe going” crowd, but if you like Norm Foster plays and frequent places like Theatre Arts Guild, Dartmouth or Bedford Players or The Chester Playhouse and Festival Antigonish in the summer, you will likely really dig this show!
A Quartet of Devious Dealings plays at the North Street Church (5657 North Street) at the following times:
Friday September 7th at 8:00pm
Saturday September 8th at 4:30pm
Sunday September 9th at 8:15pm
It is $10.00 (or $2.50 per play). To book tickets please visit this website or call (902) 999-7469 or visit the Box Office at the Seaport Farmers’ Market at Pavilion 20 on Marginal Road. Tickets are also available at the venue A HALF HOUR before the show. Happy Fringe!