Dinner with Nigel by David Simmonds
Time & Location
About the Event
HOW TO ATTEND Click the link below at showtime ("doors" 5 minutes prior). https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82448507102 Our venue seats 100. Latecomers welcome - audience does not appear on screen.
ABOUT THE PLAY Arthur and Martha were once a bon-vivant couple. Now, approaching middle age those good times are memories. They are quick to find fault with each other and often argue the details of what they once celebrated. Arthur recently lost his steady job and Martha constantly cajoles him to get off his butt and working again. Stranded in a tense relationship while trying to reconnect with happier days, Martha decides something must be done to rekindle their marriage. Purely on chance reading of an article in one of Arthur’s magazines Martha takes a gamble on an investment in their future. Welcome to Nigel*. The answer to their prayers? A robot servant (homebot) designed with A.I. intelligence by The Hakiki Corp (Japan). Engineered to make life so much easier than one could ever imagine - at a price. Will this innovative and advancing technology add to their feeling stranded in a failed marriage or will Nigel bring them together on their journey into an inspired and brighter future.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT A regular visitor to his birthplace in London, England, David lives most of the year in Victoria B.C, in beautiful British Columbia. David has worked in theatre, film, and music as an actor, director, and writer. Trained and performed under contract, with the Actor’s Workshop in Vancouver, through the mid- seventies. He later established, owned and operated the Screen Actor’s Studio in Victoria B.C. from 1985 - 2015. He is a founding member of both CineVic, the Society for Independent Filmmakers and the Victoria Film Festival, for which he still currently serves as a board member. Following numerous credits as a lyric writer for commercials with Little Mountain Sound Studios (Vancouver). He penned lyrics for songs recorded by Michael Buble, Lee Greenwood, B.T.O. and others. Awarded country song of the year in 1987 for ‘Ordinary People’ recorded by The Bootleg Band. Also has written scripts for full length, short film and animation projects. David continues to work on plays, that include a libretto and lyrics for a workshop musical based on the music of composer Erik Satie. "The Teleporter's Handbook,'a series of modern fables and short stories published in the Summer of 2018, has recently been followed by ’Picasso On a Napkin, a collection of his lyric.poems, songs, raps and chants.. He would love to hear from the readers and looks forward to keeping in touch with upcoming events and activities.