Three of Hearts

Three of hearts is a play done in rhyme, with a dark subject matter that won’t waste your time. It takes the grim story of a man and his wife, and the mother of a child who the man loved with his life. The pointed contradiction twixt paedophilia and rhyme is to give the grim topic a beauty sublime. It’s a theme paralleled in the aim of the script, to explore intricacies of a liaison forbid. For while it is easy for society to judge, we don’t care for the flaws in the laws that won’t budge. We all puff our cheeks and assume it not game, when a teacher, a man, takes a teen as his flame. This show takes a veil from said moral decay, to reveal the true love at the heart of the fray. We assume all the worst from the character flaws, the mother a victim the old man a curse. His wife all deluded and the boy led astray, but in each revelation there’s more to the play. The man never loved, though he tried with his wife, and each passing day took more zest from his life. He needed a soul-mate, his kin and a chum and the young lad did save him and make him free from the glum. The mother of the teen, a right drama queen, was obsessed with the debacle, proving the lovers Iago.Mislead in her faith on her god’s cruel crusade, she soon came to face all the mess that she made. Two lovers destroyed, the son hates the mother, a man in a jail and a wife in a gutter. The law cannot change, but still with a mutter, society’s wrong and the man, he knows better. When writing a play in verse and in rhyme, it’s more for the writer to have a good time. It’s quite plain to see this was done as a hobby,but it avoids being cheesy or as poor as it could be. There have been shows like this, it isn’t a first, but it’s fluent and pretty and says what it dares. The cast did quite well it fair to summarise, to look at the verse and effectively characterise. This may be your thing in discourse or conceit, but the decision to go, I lay at your feet. (With apologies to real poets...)

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The Blurb

One forbidden romance. Three perspectives. Intertwining tales of a mother, a scorned wife, and a man in search of a love he can never possess. Tragic, but ultimately beautiful new verse play about love and society.

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