Slings and Arrows

Season 1 Episode 1

Oliver's Dream

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Aired Unknown Nov 03, 2003 on The Movie Network
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Seven years after suffering a mental breakdown during a performance of "Hamlet" at the New Burbage Festival, Geoffrey Tennant is struggling to make ends meet, managing the dilapidated Theatre Sans Argent (Theatre Without Money). Oliver Welles, still the artistic director at the festival, is mounting his tenth identical production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and is worried that he has lost his creative edge. Richard Smith-Jones, general manager of the festival, attempts to save the funding as their sponsor, Lenstrex, goes through a change of management. The new Lenstrex liaison, Holly Day, seems interested in the festival, and in Richard. Kate McNab, an actress making her debut in the play, is shocked that her high school drama teacher wants to give up his teaching career to act in the festival.moreless

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      • Mr. Marshall : Do you know how I cast now? The tallest one's Romeo, the one with the biggest tits is Juliet. Who cares?


        Kate : You are drunk.


        Mr. Marshall : Not quite enough.

      • (Geoffrey writes the landlord a check in order to prevent eviction from the "Theatre Sans Argent".)
        Landlord: This check is good?
        Geoffrey Tennant: Of course, this check is good. Why would I give you a bad check?
        Landlord: If check is bad, I send for police, thank you!
        Geoffrey Tennant: I have never bounced a check in my life!
        Landlord: If check is bad, I send police!
        Assistant: Check's bad, isn't it?
        Geoffrey Tennant: Of course.

      • (Geoffrey and his assistant at the "Theatre Sans Argent" are discussing their financial situation.)
        Assistant: They'll disconnect our phones again.
        Geoffrey Tennant: Good. All they do is ring anyway, you pick them up, it's people who want your money.
        Assistant: I can't run a theater without a telephone, Geoffrey.
        Geoffrey Tennant: There were no phones in ancient Greece and their theaters did very well.
        Assistant: You're not taking this very seriously, Geoffrey, we're hanging by a thread.
        Geoffrey Tennant: And the very best things happen just before the thread snaps.

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