By William Gibson
Directed by Gary Condes
Starring Charles Dorfman Elsie Bennett
New York City. The late 1950’s.
Two broken souls reach out to each other in an attempt to stick themselves back together again.
Jerry the brooding Nebraska lawyer has relocated to New York City to escape an unhappy marriage and meets a beatnik dancer from the Bronx, Gittel, whose life is drifting after a number of failed relationships in William Gibson’s timeless comedy drama.
Despite their very different backgrounds and personalities, this unlikely couple embark on a bittersweet and tempestuous love affair which forces them to confront, with heartfelt honesty, the very nature of who they are and want they want from love and life. Their relationship hits the rocks when their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.
Charles Dorfman will play Jerry. Charles studied Theatre at Trinity College Dublin and the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. Recent theatre includes The Ugly One, LUV, Some Girl(s) (all Park Theatre) and Miss Julie (Etcetera Theatre) for Buckland Theatre Company. Other stage work includes Taking Steps, Dangerous Corner, and Wuthering Heights (Manor Pavilion Sidmouth). Film credits include Myrtle, The Show and Present.
Elsie Bennet will play Gittel. Previous theatre credits include Luv (Park Theatre) for Buckland Theatre Company, Progress (Red Rose Theatre) and Pirates of Penzance (Tabard Theatre). Elsie has also had television roles in The Last Czars (Netflix), Birds of a Feather (BBC One) and Little Crackers (Sky 1) as well as the films Why Hide and Passing By.
Buckland Theatre Company was founded in 2015 by Charles Dorfman to create high quality productions in intimate spaces. The company fosters a spirit of collaboration and exploration in all that it does, providing opportunities for creatives to work together in a supportive environment. Productions to date include Miss Julie (Strindberg) at the Etcetera Theatre and Some Girls (Neil LaBute), Luv (Murray Schisgal) and The Ugly One (Marius von Mayenburg) at Park Theatre. Two for the Seesaw is the company’s West End debut.