SAVE THE DATE: Theatre Onset and the Festival of the Face bring you 3 staged play readings in the month of July. All on Sunday, all at 3pm, all tickets $10 at the door. All three play readings will be performed at the new Funhouse Studio, 3 Hill St, Bega (the old Top Video store).
Sunday 17th July: Boston Marriage by David Mamet
Boston Marriage is set in a late Victorian Boston drawing room, the scene of much backbiting wit from Anna and Claire. Anna is being kept by a married man, but she prefers the company of women. Claire has become infatuated with a much younger woman whom she hopes Anna will help her seduce. Mamet’s play gives us his trademark blunt language and scheming characters, set rather unusually among the Victorian female intellectual set.
Cast: Liz Brennan, Mahamati and Jennifer Willcox. Directed by David Stocker
Sunday 24th July: Cosi by Louis Nowra
Set in 1971, all the action in Cosi takes place inside an insane asylum and against a backdrop of the Vietnam war. Desperate for work and fresh out of
uni, Lewis is hired to direct a play starring the inmates from the asylum, with hilarious results. Somehow that play becomes a staged rendition of the
Mozart opera Cosi Fan Tutte, despite none of the actors being able to sing.
Cast: Jamie Forbes, Becky Lupton, Alex Nicol, Bob Buck, Kerry Hynes, Kassowari Fenton, Heidi Brennan, Barbara Sekuless, John Fitzmaurice and Indigo Walker. Directed by Di Nicol
Sunday 31st July: Rope by Patrick Hamilton
Based on a true story and set in 1929, when the play was written, Rope tells the story of two privileged young men who extend that privilege too far. They
decide to murder a fellow undergraduate for the thrill of it, and to demonstrate their intellectual prowess, however their arrogance becomes
their undoing as they take things too far by hosting a party on the evening of the murder. This time, the butler didn’t do it.
Cast: Jordan Ing, Hayden Riley, Jamie Forbes, Alex Nicol, Mahamati, Kerry Hynes and Indigo Walker. Directed by Becky Lupton
A wee update on what’s going on. Theatre Onset is presenting rehearsed readings of Away for high school students in the area. It’s a play that’s on their syllabus, so director Becky Lupton thought it might help the students to hear the play read by a group of fine TO actors. Good on you, folks.