Young Ferment Preview | Three-Dollar Bill.13 Apr 2018
As Bristol Old Vic Young Company prepare to debut their performances at Young Ferment tomorrow, we caught up with the cast of Three-Dollar Bill. to discuss their darkly comic play about self-discovery.
Three Dollar Bill. is meticulously placed in a time where homophobia within religion and wider society is still prominent. It is an engaging social commentary on issues amongst society that are portrayed through the use of humour and imagination.
Andrew Levy is a 17 year old Jewish boy who is questioning his sexuality and its standing in his Orthodox lifestyle. After a day re-enacting his favourite scene from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, he is visited by an apparition, who will not only change his life, but his moral standpoint on religion as a whole.
Working on this performance has been exceptionally entertaining, and the cast of the play have not only put a lot of effort into it, but are also the people who bring character to the performance. Accompanied with the brilliant cast are the directors and musical directors who help shape the play with their incorporations of a multitude of theatrical techniques.
All of us hope the audience will not only enjoy themselves as they laugh at the jokes and characters amongst the performance, but also gain some insight into the lives of Orthodox Jews and some of their beliefs and attitudes.