Some people can become the most unlikely of friends and the friendship between two very people is the subject of The Rainbow Connection which is being performed at the Unity Theatre from February 21st to Saturday 23rd February.
Joe is agoraphobic and anti-social whereas Shelly is just the opposite. Joe likes the George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Shelly sees a black-and–white film and she thinks there is something wrong with the television. Joe has experienced a recent tragedy. Shelly is hanging on the dubious promises of the controlling Bernie. Joe is gay and Shelly isn’t. To say they don’t have much in common would be an understatement.
The Rainbow Connection by Joanne Sherryden is full of questions: will Joe ever let that stray cat in out of the rain? Will he ever eat Shelly’s corned beef and Cheesy Wotsit lasagne? Will she ever get him out of his flat? Will he ever get her out of his flat? But above all, can a gay man and a straight woman ever be just good friends?
This is a bitter-sweet comedy from the writer-director team of the award-winning Wannabe, (LLT, Unity and Everyman) written by Joanne Sherryden and directed by Paul Goetzee, highlighting the talents of local actors Angela Simms and Dan O’Brien, last seen together in Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Theatre Royal St Helens.)
Tickets are on sale from the Unity Theatre Box office, via telephone on 0844 8732888 or online at www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £12 with concessions available at £10.
Ian D. Hall