For higher- intermediate and advanced students
For High School and Adult learners
From 15 to 18 years old and adults
Linda is a stand-up comedian. So is Jeremy. They are a couple in their early thirties. They’ve lived together for a few years and are beginning to talk about children … maybe marriage. So far, so good. But recently they’ve started doing their stand-up set about each other, and it’s been very successful for both of them. This, in turn, has made them become even more “honest” in their routines on stage. And this may be beginning to test their relationship just a little bit more than it is ready for.
Stand Up 2 is a comic play about Linda and Jeremy’s constant attempts to reconcile these contradictory parts in their lives. They are both comedians. They know that the purpose of a joke is to be funny. That’s it. And that very frequently, on stage telling the story you do exaggerate things for comic effect … but that’s what you do.
“And if it’s working, if people laugh then that’s all there is to it, right? It’s just a joke.”
“We know that, yes. But other people don’t.”
“Yeah, but we should be able to handle that though.”
“Yes, we should … but can we? And do we have to?”
Stand Up 2 is a comic play about relationships and comedy, truth and fiction, fact and interpretation; which sees Linda and Jeremy trying to achieve the seemingly impossible: to be kind and considerate at home and brutally honest about each other at work.
Our plays are written and rehearsed to be adaptable; so they can be performed in any venue.
Including a full pack of activities and exercises focussing on comprehension, language, themes and skills work.
Our professional native speaking actors are trained by us to adapt and modify their performance according to the audience’s reactions.