100 (play)

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100
Written by Neil Monaghan, Diene Petterle, Christopher Heimann
Characters Ketu
Sophie
Alex
The Guide
Nia
Phil (not original character)
Date premiered August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01)
Place premiered Smirinoff Underbelly Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
[[1] Official site]

100 is a play produced by the theatrical company "TheImaginaryBody" for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It first appeared at the 2002 festival, where it won a Fringe First Award for 'innovation in theatre and outstanding new production'. Since then, it has played at a variety of venues around the world, including the Soho Theatre in London[1] and the du Maurier Theatre in Toronto.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The play centers around the afterlives of four characters who, finding themselves in a mysterious 'Void', are informed by the equally enigmatic Guide that they must choose one memory from their lives in which to spend eternity. The remainder of the play follows their individual memories and searches for self-knowledge. Although heralded at the time as new, the premise of the play is, in fact, quite similar to that of Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda's 1998 film 'After Life', in which the concept was less stylized.[3]

Original Cast[edit]

  • Matthieu Leloup - Ketu
  • Tanya Munday - Sophie
  • Matt Boatright-Simon - Alex
  • Claire Porter - Nia
  • Lawrence Werber - Guide

Improved Cast[edit]

  • Matthew Wilson - Ketu
  • Bethany Jackson - Sophie
  • Huw Smallwood - Phil
  • George Hardcastle - Alex
  • Ruby Barker - Nia
  • Joel Britton - Guide

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memories best forgotten". The Daily Telegraph. 11 February 2003. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Play mindful of Sartre as dead as dead gets". Toronto Star. 17 April 2003. 
  3. ^ Hoile, C. "Less Than Perfect", Stage Door, Toronto, 20 April 2003.

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