Surviving with Friends at Milnerton Playhouse

Natasha Starkenburg and Kim Coetzer in a play called Ash.

Milnerton Players are starting their 2022 season with Surviving with Friends, a collection of 10-minute plays, from Friday March 11 to Saturday March 19, at Milnerton Playhouse, in Pienaar Road.

With friendship as the theme, the six comedies explore the many ways we interact with our fellow human beings with clever twists and a wide variety of quirky characters. Set in the 60s era, the plays are directed by Judith Herbig and Thomas van Niekerk with the cast consisting of Beryl Eichenberger, Coleen Tapson, Gary Green, Natasha Starkenburg, Kim Coetzer, Joshua Carstens, Anh-Thu Nguyen, Alida Malherbe, Petra Baker and Thomas van Niekerk and newcomers Didier Ngameni, Yuri Behari-Leak and Joshua Lee.

In A Matter of husbands, by Ferenc Molnar, a very upset woman arrives to accuse an actress that she is having an affair with her husband.

The Kill, by Alex Broun, is about two flatmates watching TV when one plays a prank on the other.

In Ash by Alex Broun, two women go on a plane ride to throw the ashes of the one’s deceased husband out into the sky but then a betrayal is revealed.

Remote by Eric Coble sees two men return to their hotel room after a disappointing sales meeting to discover that a hostage drama is taking place in the room next to theirs.

Death in the Salsa Class by Alex Broun shows a group of participants in a salsa class discover something unpleasant.

In Baggage Unattended by Eric Coble a neurotic woman is worried about a bag that’s been left unattended and nags her male friend to do something about it.

Strict Covid protocols will be observed and seating is limited.

The show is at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays March 11 and 12 and 18 and 19, with matinees at 2.30pm on Saturdays March 12 and 19.

Evening tickets cost R95, R85 for seniors and R75 for members. Matinees cost R85, R75 for seniors and R65 for members.

Book through Quicket.