Missed Connection (Lunch / Shadowland / Lunch Girls)

by

Steven Berkoff / David Poyer / Ron Hart

September

2022

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SYNOPSIS

Lunch by Steven Berkoff
A pair of lonely people meet by chance on their lunch hour, are attracted to each other, and try to compress a whole relationship into that lunch time: from early self-conscious conversations, through first fights and second thoughts to sexual fumblings in which they try to dominate each other. Lunch is a powerful example of pioneering theatre maker Steven Berkoff’s unique style of writing.

Shadowland by David Poyer
A one-act haunting drama. Pursued by disturbing dreams, Eileen visits her psychiatrist. The truth becomes increasingly elusive. She may or may not have been in an accident. An accident may or may not have happened. Perhaps even a murder? And who is the Ferryman who comes for Eileen?

Lunch Girls by Ron Hart
Lunch Girls deals with the lives of four middle-class British women who try to arrange a lunch date but find it difficult to pick a day that is suitable for all of them. It struck a chord with audiences around the world, with productions as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo, Jerusalem, and Bombay, as well as at the National Theatre and a UK tour starring Sylvia Syms. Lunch Girls was a joint winner of the 1983 Verity Bargate award for new, unperformed, short plays, suitable for production in a small theatre. With this criteria, it seemed an ideal choice for a Bench Fringe production.

DIRECTOR

Tomi Gustaf (Lunch)
Katherine Ankudinov (Shadowland)
Kajetana Bevc (Lunch Girls)

CAST

Lunch:

Man

Pepper Lebeck-Jobe

Woman

Olga Botsi

Shadowland:

Eileen Schadow

Deborah Somers

Dr. Aachen

John Beadle

Daniel Schadow

Douglas Thirkell-White

Dr. Benjamin Schadow

Matthew Miller

Ferryman

Christopher Lee

Ms. Gold

Amber Daughtry

Lunch Girls:

Jay

Karen Sarmiento

Vee

Amber Daughtry

Diane

Arlyne Andrevil

Beth

Christina Mohr

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Coordinator

Tim Purdue

Stage Manager

Jim Carson

Set Design

Katherine Ankudinov

Lighting

Johannes Frohnhofen

Sound

Grażyna Trzpis

Specialist Props Construction

Skye Hudson Daniels

Props and Stage Crew

Artemi Bendandi

Erika Simon

Fabian Kuratli

Helen Irwin

Costumes

Lavinia Prota

Lesley Vergoes-Houweis

Make-up Advisor

Betti Ament

Prompt Lead

Irene Lautenbach

Prompt

Beatrice Hungerbühler

Lira Low

Box Office Lead

Andrea-Manuela Rüttimann

Box Office

Ales Kral

Flyer and Programme Design and Publicity

Oli Pont

Marketing

Amy Leigh Amstutz

Barbara von Holzen

Box Office/Treasurer Support

Anne-Marie Rüttimann