Dwar Menopawsi, minorenni u muturi high speed 2012

Dwar Menopawsi,minorenni u muturi high speed 2012 posterPremiered at St. James Cavalier Centre of Creativity on 27th January 2012
by Malcolm Galea
Pierre Stafrace
Kate: Angele Galea
James: Jacob Piccinino
Fay: Tina Rizzo
Donald: Franco Rizzo



The play is a snapshot of the forces unleashed by a Maltese couple’s reaction to middle age. Henry and Kate struggle against their ageing and bloated bodies as they strive for one last sip of the summer wine. For the embittered, depressed Henry, this comes in the intoxicating form of his son’s girlfriend, Fay. She promises to revive his masculine pride, battered as it has been by years stuck in a degrading job and in a loveless marriage. To make matters worse, his teenage son boasts of his sexual prowess at every turn. So electrified is he by the sexual passion she arouses in him that the line between reality and delusion blurs and Henry goes over the edge. His wife Kate, a guidance teacher, appears to be sensible and in control of her life. But it is merely a front. She has become invisible at home. But at her school, however, she is not allowed to fade into the background. Boys with all sorts of problems are beating down the staffroom door clamouring for her, especially Donald, who sees her as more than a mother figure. As her husband goes through every cliché in the midlife book and reason falters, Kate is sucked into a dangerous intimacy with the underage Donald.

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Programme: Dwar menopawsi, minorenni u muturi high speed 2012

Extract from play in Maltese: Dwar Menopawsi, Minorenni u Muturi High Speed It-3 u r-4 xeni