“Judge not the play before the play is done;
Her plot hath many changes; every day
Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.”
Francis Quarles (1592-1644), Epigram: Respice Finem
Written by Guy van der Westhuizen
Produced and Directed by Emma King-Farlow
13th – 15th May 2010, OSO Arts Centre, Barnes
Oswald’s Return is a two-act comedy, written by new playwright Guy van der Westhuizen, which light-heartedly explores some of the conflicts arising between different generations, nationalities and religions.
Set over the course of a single winter’s evening, Cordelia introduces her fiance’s parents, Marty & Ida Baumshnutzweiner, to her own parents, Gerald & Agatha Proudcock, over dinner at their English country home. Cordelia is desperate for the in-laws to get along but, despite her best diplomatic efforts, un-navigable conflicts & personal agendas abound.
This is a play for anybody who has ever been embarrassed by their parents, loved their children, disliked their in-laws, mistrusted foreigners, been Jewish, suffered from manic depression or converted to Catholicism!
Tom Durrant Pritchard – Gerald Proudcock
Susan Moisan – Agatha Proudcock
Ann Acott – Cordelia Proudcock
Edward Nash – Martin Baumschnutzweiner
Roxaneh Renton – Ida Baumschnutzweiner
Oliver Walters – Daniel Baumschnutzweiner