In August Penrith Players are presenting Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, directed by Keith Spence. A read-through for anyone interested in playing the two roles, or helping with the production, is taking place on April 4th. The characters to play are Stephanie Abrahams, a concert violinist in her 30s, and Dr. Alfred Feldmann, a psychiatrist in his 50s/60s.
“A noble and deeply moving piece of theatre blessed with wit, and insight” said the Daily Telegraph. A challenging and profound two-handed play about a battle between life and death. A once self-assured concert violinist, struck by sudden illness and confined to a wheelchair, reluctantly consults a psychiatrist. In a verbal game of cat and mouse she attempts to avoid, and then, with his incisive prompting, face her inner demons.
For many people it has been linked with the life of Jacqueline du Pre, the great cellist, who contracted MS at an early age.