The new date for the first reading before we commence workshops and rehearsals of Goldilocks and the Three Bros is Tuesday, June 29, at 5pm at the Uniting Church, which we hope will be our new home. And then we will have pizza! Spread the word, won’t you?
We’ve decided to postpone the Goldilocks reading till the school holidays. Shall let you know exact date soon.
We’re doing a reading of Goldilocks and The Three Bros at the old Uniting Church (125 Gipps Street, Bega) on Sunday, May 2, at 3pm. We just want to see what the first draft of this strange play for kids and strange people reads like before we put the finishing touches on the songs and start to workshop it with an aim to a November production. Please come along and lend us your talented opinions and opinionated talents.
Feel free to spread the word to any others who might be interested.
Bega’s Theatre Onset is excited to present Venus in Fur by David Ives at the Candelo Town Hall in March, 2021. The play features Amber Little and Jesse Tankard, and is directed by Mahamati.
Thomas Novachek is auditioning actresses to star in his new play, an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs, the 1870 novel that inspired the word masochism. So far Thomas has found no-one up to playing his lead, Vanda. He’s about to give up when a sexy, brash and seemingly clueless actress barges in and demands an audition.
As a storm descends on the city outside, Thomas and Vanda embark on a journey that will challenge him and define her.
Venus in Fur is spellbinding and kinky, hilarious and frightening, seductive and brilliant. Just like Vanda.
And the Lord hath smitten him and delivered him into a woman’s hands …
Performances between Friday 19 March 2021 and Sunday 28 March 2021. Night time
performances at 7:30pm and 2 matinees at 3pm at the Candelo Town Hall. (conc). Bookings essential –
Running time 90 minutes.
Venus in Fur will be performed in one act and will not include an interval. Suitable for adult audiences.
Free theatre workshops in fire-affected communities
Theatre Onset are bringing their sold-out show, 21 Chump St, to four fre-affected communities in the Bega Valley, on the weekend of February 20th and 21st, 2021.
First performed in the Bega Valley as part of the COVID-buster show, Bat Soup, in September 2020, 21 Chump St is a 15 minute mini-musical by acclaimed composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). Set in a Florida high school, it tells the story of an idealistic undercover cop and her wide-eyed mark, and showcases Miranda’s trade-mark hip-hop and rap music.
The cast of 21 Chump St features talented young actors from the Valley, ranging in age from 15 to 22 as high school students, with professional actor Jamie Forbes in the role as the Narrator. The band is made up of a mix of professional musicians and students.
Theatre Onset will be visiting the communities of Towamba and Wyndham on Saturday the 20th of February, with Bemboka and Quaama on Sunday the 21st. There they will perform the show and afterwards run workshops in acting, music and dance with any interested locals. Due to the adult themes in the show (drug sale), it is recommended that it may not be appropriate for children under 13.
The series of workshops has been made possible by a Bushfre Recovery grant from the COORDINARE: PHN South Eastern NSW, targeting communities that are relatively isolated or remote. Audience and participant numbers will be limited by hall COVID restrictions, so bookings are essential. You are welcome to attend the show only, and shows and workshops are free of charge.
Times for the show/workshops are as follows:
Saturday 20 February:
10am: Towamba 2pm: Wyndham
Sunday 21 February:
10am: Bemboka 2pm: Quaama
Bookings can be made at https://forms.gle/8TQVTBtXxX47mysF6 or by calling Becky Lupton on 0414 812 749.
All the adults associated with the workshops have Working With Children clearance.