The Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

3 April - 27 April 2019

by Karrim Jalali

“The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”

What do men talk about when left to their own devices? Men who aren’t particularly interested in football or cars, aren’t into gaming, and aren’t very successful with women…

In amongst exchanging anecdotes and insults, they might get around to discussing and planning a play. The play might even be good. If only they could agree on what story to tell and how to tell it. After all, why not? The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

The play speaks of that yearning so many of us feel to create and imagine, and the accompanying, crippling self-doubt that bridles us. Men are typically terrible at making themselves vulnerable. This play allows them to reveal their anxieties, express their fears and find solace and comfort in the fact that they are not alone. Regardless of gender, this exciting play from Karrim Jalali is for anyone who has ever yearned to create or imagine.

1 Hour (There is no interval)