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'Til Death: A Double Bill

An absurdist play and a classic operetta

2 plays, 1 night.

Jack, or the submission
Written by Eugene Ionesco
Jack and his family have family problems to sort out, when suddenly his arranged marriage to Roberta goes haywire when the first Roberta is not satisfactory. The play contains nonsensical exchanges and strings of clich├ęs and the sort of surreal conceits.

Trial by Jury
Libretto by Gilbert & Sullivan
Angelina is sueing Edwin for breach of promise, claiming that he has broken his word to marry her. In his own defence, Edwin argues that is unfair to punish him for loving one girl one day and, bored with her, loving another the next. However, the sight of this beautiful girl overcome by emotion and greatly distressed quickly captures the hearts of the ‘impartial’ jury. In an attempt to resolve the matter, Edwin offers to marry both girls but his suggestion is rejected on the grounds of bigamy. Faced with potentially substantial damages, Edwin then claims to be a drunkard and a bully, liable to beat Angelina when intoxicated, and worth very little in financial terms. This leads the Judge to suggest that they make him drunk and observe his behaviour towards Angelina! When all except Edwin object to this the Judge becomes very impatient with the whole affair and, in a final effort to bring the trial to a conclusion, he declares that he will marry Angelina himself. This suits everybody, and the case is closed.



9 City Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
The Refectory<br /> Graduate House<br /> St Paul's College


Friday 13 September 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Saturday 14 September 2019 from 7pm to 9pm


Student and concession: $10.00
General admission: $15.00

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