Play has men pondering an age-old question

Karen HuntManjimup-Bridgetown Times

The sometimes yawning gulf between the sexes provides plenty of material for laughs in Bridgetown Repertory Theatre’s next production.

Understanding Women was written by New Zealander Devon Williams and it suggests the task is beyond most men.

Equally baffled are Dave, who is married with children and the silent type, single ladies man Mike, and Julian, who is a shy, inexperienced nerd. In an attempt to solve the eternal mystery, the trio retreat to the shed one weekend with a case of beer, some girlie magazines and a Bible.

There is role-playing, cross-dressing, relationship-profiling and even a bit of DIY torture as the weekend progresses.

Making his directorial debut in the production is Brian Baker.

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Talented teenager Michael Lewis plays opposite repertory regulars Hugh Litson and Peter Chilvers while Billie Vanderspil plays a cameo role as the “girl at the bus stop”.

The show opens on Friday and runs over two weekends with night shows on Fridays and Saturdays (March 9, 10, 16 and 17) and matinees on March 11 and 18.

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