Cupidity: light, fun and quite humorous

Cupidity
The Arts Project
By Jessica Fitzpatrick
Presented by Dutch Girl Productions
Featuring Jessica Fitzpatrick
Comedy (16+)
Warnings: Sexual content
June 8th, 5 - 5:55 p.m., June 9th, 8:30 - 9:25 p.m., June 10th, 6:30 - 7:25 p.m.
June 12th 6:00 - 6:55 p.m., June 13th, 9 - 9:55 p.m., June 15th, 1:30 -2:25 p.m.
Running time: 55mins

“Cupidity as found on urbandictionary.com [is defined] as excess desire to be loved – mainly possessed by hopeless romantics.”

At some point of another I am sure we have all found ourselves watching a romantic scene played out on the big screen and thought, “who thinks this stuff up? – that is no way how it is in real life.” Or as you watch the ridiculous drama unfold, you determine, “I could write something like that…”

This play is about a woman, Annie Miller, who is obsessed with romantic films and takes us through her own romantic screenplay; sharing her vision for a new movie titled Love, Love, Love. The screenplay is as bad as the title as we follow the story of Elizabeth and Henry in the attempt to find love. Their chance meeting during a daring cliché rescue. Her desperate love letters sent by a… messenger cow? Their love scene played out by a Barbie and Ken doll. 

Annie’s telling of her screenplay is interrupted with scenes involving memories of her past relationships, her family breakup and a talent show that went wrong. She manages to cover quite the list of dating /relationship scenarios one could possibly imagine, including a break in the program to listen to talk show advice or perform some impromptu singing/dancing…sort of.

Cupidity provides the audience with some great laughs from anyone who can relate... creating a fringe production that is light, fun and quite humorous...all in the hopes of ‘Happily Ever After’.

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Trish West is preparing for a busy weekend reviewing as Fringe quickly approaches June 5-16th. She is excited to have the opportunity to join Elgin Theatre Guild doing something new while bringing their previous show Old Love by Norm Foster to London Sept 19 - 21st at The Arts Project and will be jumping in right after to join AlvergoRoot's production of Press Cuttings by Bernard Shaw Oct 30-Nov 2nd. This summer Trish will be busy creating art pieces to be used as the adjudicator's awards in this year’s London One Act Festival November 4-10, 2013. Plans for her own play Skin Deep are well underway and she is continually amazed at the support and interest that is gathering while preparing it to take the stage at TAP Mar 31- April 5th, 2014.