Sydney Theatre Company presents
By Andrew Bovell
Sex and the city and shoulder pads
Friday night, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
Paula’s frocked up, it’s Monika’s first night out in years and Dympie just wants a table with a good view of the band. Semi-eligible blokes Gordon and Stephen are shaking off the office and revealing their own peccadillos while they’re at it. Between the Chardonnay, the oysters and the odd Valium things are bound to loosen up!
Playwright Andrew Bovell (The Secret River, Lantana) is one of Australia’s finest writers. In After Dinner, his first play from 1988, he exhibits the sure hand of a gifted wordsmith. His beautifully observed characters, wincingly funny one-liners and instantly recognisable situations reveal the timeless trials of friendship and singledom, as well as being a delicious reminder of the less than timeless trials of perms and skin ...more