Jordi Mand is clearly a playwright to watch. Between the Sheets, starring Susan Coyne and Christine Horne was gripping from the first moment. The dedicated teacher meets the parent who is married to her lover. Drama ensues. I was tempted to say fireworks, but drama better captures the controlled nature of the conflict.
The playwright’s notes summarize things nicely: ” It is about the lengths we go to to protect what is essential to our hearts. It is about hidden fears, unspoken longings, and the impact these have on our lives. It is about surprising connections and the consequences of our actions. It is about the empathy we fell towards others in spite of our own personal pain…..”
This was a world premier, presented by Nightwood, but it will not be the last we see of the author.