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York DramaSoc presents Our Writer by Sam Essame at Edfringe 2016

York DramaSoc

Our Writer

by Sam Essame

DramaSoc @ Edinburgh Fringe

DramaSoc @ Edinburgh Fringe

Two characters are waiting for their writer to finish their script, unaware of his severe writer’s block.

Our Writer starts mid-narrative and ends before it’s finished. Our Writer is a comedy about two characters in a play, Morphine and Porcelain, who are waiting for their writer to finish their script. In a tragicomic twist, haven’t realised he has severe writer’s block, preventing him from finishing it. Porcelain, the more grounded of the two, is content to wait in hope of some change, but the irascible Morphine has other ideas about how to initiate change. If you’ve ever wondered what literary characters do when their writer isn’t watching, or contemplated how tragic it would be to have all your actions controlled by an all-seeing, all-commanding figure, this is the comedy for you.

A mixture of Beckett’s existentialist musings and Monty Python’s absurdist wit, this brand-new comedy will make you laugh, think, despair, then laugh at yourself for despairing at your thinking. Questioning the truth of their own reality the play poses the cyclical question of reality and the meaning of life under a useless creator. A theoretical mystery Our Writer evokes thought and discussion exploring the very depths of human creation through this anecdotal, hilarious, absurd play. In reference to the time-old theory ‘cogito ergo sum’, the piece takes us on a beautifully poetic adventure inside the world of our characters, with plot twists and narrative dysfunction, and, inevitable belly laughs.

A York based company, the team have together, and singularly worked on many successful productions. The York team are already very well known locally, and are on set to bring their fantastic production, with roaring success, to a national scale of recognition.