Munich (MunichNOW Arts) – As its first production of 2014, Entity Theatre e.V. is performing two one-act plays, The Note, written and directed by John Yates, and The Ribbon, written by Guy Las and directed by Colleen Burke. The plays, produced by Viviana Ghiglione, are both being performed for the first time. Performances will be on 15–17 May and 22–24 May at Pepper Theater, Munich-Neuperlach.
The Note concerns Samuel Adams, a very popular writer of detective plays in Victorian times. His plays were,
however, never published and so he and his characters did not achieve the lasting fame they deserved. His most
popular play, The Note, is nonetheless a very clever story, which can be placed in a modern setting with little
difficulty. At least that’s what the director hopes, although in amateur dramatics, of course, anything can happen.
And indeed anything does happen. When a murderer changes the note in this play-within-a-play, forceful action is
called for. While the private detective and the team from Scotland Yard try to find out what happened, most of the
cast would be quite content just to find out what is happening. This laugh-out-loud detective story, set in the
world of amateur theatre, has all the passionate envy, love, hate, murder and ghosts needed to brighten up your
The Ribbon takes place at a time when the world cannot sustain its population, in a place where the “Law” has been implemented for centuries and the human race has found it necessary to introduce an age limit. Everyone has the choice of how they terminate their lives and they must take it themselves. Every once in a while the Ministry of Unilateral Disengagement organizes a meeting for longevitists. This allows those with incomprehensible anxiety about death to pour out their hearts and convince the Minister to grant a plea and extend their lives. But − as everyone knows − the Law is the Law, and it must be obeyed.
While the play races towards its conclusion, the sharpness of the dialogue and the pressing rhythm of the story will both amuse the audience and keep them watching with bated breath till the very end. Entity is pleased to announce that The Ribbon will be performed at the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS: www.feats.eu) in Luxembourg this June.
Performances begin at 7.30pm and will take place at Pepper Theater, Thomas-Dehler-Straße 12, 81737 Munich (pep Einkaufs-Center, theatre entrance through Starbucks Coffee; U5 Neuperlach Zentrum). Tickets cost €15 (students: €10). All performances are in English. Reservations can be made online at www.entitytheatre.com/tickets.
Here is a trailer for Entity Theatre’s production of The Note: