Exploring 21st century singles scene in One Night One Day

Ellin Sears, left, Joel Sammels, Sjaan Lucas and Jarrod Buttery are appearing in One Night One Day. Picture: Michael McAllan
Ellin Sears, left, Joel Sammels, Sjaan Lucas and Jarrod Buttery are appearing in One Night One Day. Picture: Michael McAllan

LATHLAIN resident Melissa Merchant is bedding down with a hilarious exploration of 21st century singles and social graces at the Shenton Park Community Centre this month , as she directs Blak Yak Theatre’s latest offering.

Written by Perth playwright Martin Lindsay, One Night One Day is a modern farce about the chances people take and the regrets they have over chances they miss.

Greg and Rachel are both in their late 20s, feeling pressure from family and friends to find “the one” and, instead, find each other.

After a heavy night of drinking, they wake up in bed together with little memory of what happened the night before.

With the help of Bob and Jane, they try to piece together the details from the previous night.

“I’ve spent a lot of time recently researching theatre from the past and I really wanted to rejoin the 21st century,” Merchant said.

“Martin Lindsay’s plays are very funny and when I heard he was adapting his award-winning one-act play One Night Stand Off into a full-length play, I knew it would be something I’d want to direct.

“I also wanted to work with a small cast and have been so lucky to have such a wonderful and experienced group working on the play.”

One Night One Day plays at 8pm August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 and 7pm August 12.

Tickets are $25.

Visit www.trybooking.com/WYNK.