Between the Sheets (play)

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Between the Sheets
Written byJordi Mand
CharactersTeresa
Marion
Date premieredSeptember 18, 2012
Place premieredTarragon Theatre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Original languageEnglish
SubjectA mother of a student approaches the teacher with several personal complaints.
GenreDrama
SettingTeresa's Third Grade Classroom[1] - Present

Between the Sheets is a one-act play written by Jordi Mand. It received its first full production with Nightwood Theatre in Toronto in 2012, and it has also been produced by The Basement Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand in 2013 [2] and Pi Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2014.[3]

The play deals with both special-needs children and sexual affairs, and includes drama and occasional suspense.

The script was released in print in 2014 by the Playwrights Canada Press.[4]

Characters[edit]

Characters in order of appearance
Character Description
Teresa Alex's young third grade teacher. She is in an affair with Alex's father, Curtis. Since Marion is often away at her work, Teresa gets to know Alex very well and realizes that he may be suffering from serious ADD.
Marion Alex's mother and Curtis's wife. Marion is a business woman, and therefore spends little time with her husband and son. After finding out that Teresa and Curtis are having an affair, she shows up unexpectedly at Teresa's parent-teacher interviews.
Other characters mentioned
Character Description
Alex Marion and Curtis's seven-year-old son and Teresa's student. Due to spending more time with Curtis because of their affair, Teresa begins to think that Alex has serious ADD.
Curtis Marion's husband who is having an affair with Teresa.

Casts[edit]

Casts
Character Original Toronto cast (2012) Original Auckland cast (2013) Original Vancouver cast (2014)
Teresa Christine Horne Beth Allen Caitriona Murphy
Marion Susan Coyne Jennifer Ward-Lealand Stephanie Moroz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cushman, Robert. Theatre review: Between the Sheets is Ibsen, Mamet & Strindberg all in one Archived May 31, 2014, at Archive.today nationalpost.com, September 28, 2012
  2. ^ "What's On: Between the Sheets". Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  3. ^ Pi Theatre: Between the Sheets Archived May 31, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Between the Sheets (print)

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