Laugh, cry, hope, wonder: Three Naples plays opening this week tackle it all
He’s a self-made entrepreneur, who recently lost his wife and the business he spent decades building. She’s a young schoolteacher, who said goodbye to her privileged past to join the working class.
At first, it seems as though Kyra Hollis (played by Amy Blackman) and Tom Sergeant (Todd Weeks) in “Skylight” have nothing in common, that is until you realize they’re old flames.
“This is a couple you feel should belong together despite their intense disagreements,” Blackman said. And big age difference. In the script, Kyra is around 30 years old, and Tom is nearly 50.
The drama takes place at Kyra’s modest London flat three years after her affair with Tom, who happens to pay her a surprise visit one cold winter night.
This reunion isn’t necessarily a happy one. The former lovers debate everything from politics and the state of the nation to, of course, their past. All the while, Blackman’s character is cooking spaghetti over a real stove — making things even saucier.