Play Reading – Sunday Best

The Butter Factory, Wodonga

Hothouse is involving local community groups  to stage a number of play readings of Australian Classics – plays that don’t necessarily get a broad viewing. The cast would get together with the director in the morning and perform in the afternoon. These readings would be a true collaboration between Hothouse and the community group

Sun June 10, 2016

Synopsis:

Acclaimed Australian writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana) has created an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humour and hope, as the past plays out into the future.

 

Participants:

CLEVE SHAW, TANYA HARVEY, CHRISTINE DUFF, ANDREW WIGHTON, LAURAN SHERIDAN, KAREN HICKS, GEORGE PENDER

Crew:

Director                                                DARBY QUINLIVAN

Producer                                               BECK PALMER

Sun May 22, 2016

Synopsis:

Così is a play by Australian playwright Louis Nowra, which was first performed in 1992 at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Set in a Melbourne mental hospital in 1971. Lewis is in a strained relationship with a bossy woman named Lucy, and in a friendship with political extremist, Nick. Lewis is always desperate for work as he states “I need the money”. The venue is a theatre that smells of “burnt wood and mould”, the cast are patients with very diverse needs, and the play is Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Through working with the patients, Lewis eventually discovers a new side of himself which allows him to become emotionally involved and to value love, while anti-Vietnam war protests erupt in the streets outside.

Crew:

Director                                                ALEX GIBBS

Producer                                               BECK PALMER

Participants:

MIGUEL DE OLIVEIRA, SIMON GOSS, PIETA SWANN, SHOSHANNA GRIFFIN, ALYSON EVANS, JACOB MCCROHAN, RACHEL MCNAMARA, PETER UNIACKE

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