The Space Between
Original Script by J.R. Vikse
It's Timothy's first day at his new job - learning how to host a quasi-Twilight Zone-ish television show - having just graduated from the sci-fi academy. However, the show's current presenter and legendary TV personality, Deborah Huxley, is in no mood for his antics. But Timothy doesn't care. He's too distracted by Deborah's remote control, which activates segments, puppeteers characters, and more...
Amidst vignettes that highlight some of the more common and dangerous scams to which seniors often fall prey, Timothy and Deborah lose control of the show, the scams, and their own emotions, and learn some valuable lessons about the tools we have to protect ourselves and the responsibility we have to help protect others.
The Space Between was commissioned by The Victoria Target Theatre Society, who hold exclusive performance rights. If you are interested in hosting a performance, please contact The Victoria Target Theatre Society here.
Supported by generous grants, "Target’s mandate is to provide a voice for older people using a kind of theatre that both entertains and informs. The mandate involves using theatre as a means of exploring and transforming social attitudes to seniors, their needs and concerns, and their place in the community. While focusing primarily on themes of immediate relevance to seniors, their families and their caregivers, we are committed to creating accessible theatrical experiences with diverse casts." (Quote taken from Target's website)
Cast: 14 (11f, 3m) Number of actors and gender of characters can be easily adjusted with creative doubling.
Length: Approx. 45-50 min.