The Dead Tinder Society - 2019
Dead Tinder Society explores the funny, scary, vulnerable world of dating. Not just any dating – online dating. Specifically, Tinder.
Jodie is in her mid-30s. She is going through a messy divorce. Infidelity, humiliation, children – you name it, it’s happened. The question is – what is there after all of that? After the affair and the divorce and the pain and the loss? Especially in 2019 when technology is at its peak, human connection is tenuous, at best, and the prospect of sex with new people is as alarming as it is tantalising.
She, along with her recently-divorced bestie, Ray, joins Tinder. And they dive in head first. Drugs, drink, whips, hoods, married men – you name it, it happens.
This romp through lust, one-night stands, rage, heartbreak, desire, friendship, loyalty and re-discovering oneself after the dust has settled, tries to answer many questions: How do you resurrect your love life while mothering a baby and a toddler? How do you forgive? And how do you tell a famous Springbok that you won’t have sex with him on the N1?
Cast: Sharon Spiegel-Wagner, Mpho Osei-Tutu
Playwright: Ashleigh Harvey
Director: Lesedi Job
Lighting Design: Luke Draper
Produced by - VR Theatrical
Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Studio Theatre - Johannesburg