"The Naughty Wife"
Full length comedy
Five Male Three Female
This piece was a succesful comedy which enjoyed strong revivals in Australia. The naughty wife, as the title suggests, dwells on the topic of feminine infidelity of the main protagonist Elouise (and the masculine version from lover Darrell, too) although the plot enjoys brinkmanship on the extra-marital act, and the disenchanted couple are rescued from debauchery by a timely cleric and some hilarious antics by the inventive and heroic husband, Hilary. A double marriage makes a happy ending with bums-in-seats appeal.
"Our Boys" by Henry James Byron (the playwright, Not the poet)
Six male, four female (Two male servants can be played by women)
This play was one of the longer running millenium comedies. The basic story is the universal theme of parents agony over the choices made by their children. The boys return from a gap year, to take up careers laid out for them. Silver spoon Talbot is promised in marriage by his father, Sir Geoffrey, to a good natured earthy heiress, Violet. But Talbot has other ideas about Violets gorgeous but snobby and penniless cousin, Mary.
Ankoku Buyo Collective brings the sell out Physical Theatre training intensive to Perth again, led by Lynne Bradley, Founder Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company.
Western Australia’s leading physical theatre company Ankoku Buyo collective and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company are bringing to you the nationally acclaimed PERTH STOMP intensive for the second time in Perth. It is a sought after workshop and sold out twice in 2012.
Blog #8: Audits and new adventures
Overview of week’s activities:
1) audit compliance requirements
2) avenues for exploration open up
This week has been reserved for catching up on all those tasks that were postponed to concentrate on the reading and signing off on the grant requirements. There’s been a disproportionate amount of time, energy, and money put into securing the grant against the quite small amount we received for the project (all of which went to the director). So the question has to be: was it worth it? That is, was all the personal time, effort and money pout into securing the grant worth the employment of a professional director? Did my playwriting benefit enough for all that effort and expense? I am very tempted to say “No” and a resounding “No” at that. If anything I would say it has damaged the process, because the actors became jittery and insecure about the project once they heard what the director said about it. They then stampeded for the door and disappeared into a cloud of anxiety like a herd of Thompson gazelles with the scent of lion in their nostrils. Having said that, the process did make a few things clearer for me (see previous blog) and I suspect, the benefits of both the grant process and the secondment of a professional director might become more apparent in the future.
About 30 years ago, Spotlight Theatre Co Adelaide, then called Collage, started rehearsing its first play in a members lounge room. They found a home in the old Enfield High School Drama Centre (complete with resident cat) changing their name to Spotlight in 1988, then in 1991 moving to Salter Hall in Hillcrest Hospital and in 1995 to Covernton Hall at Strathmont.
Peter describes 'A Country Retreat" as a comedy-drama with a few current social issues thrown in for good measure. Is it possible to “get away from it all”? Maybe…… maybe not. The play is set in a rural area of the South West WA and presents real characters in believable situations. A play for our time.
Bookings open April 8 through Morris News 9440 1040
Season runs from May 10 to May 25
All evening sessions start at 8pm. Matinees start at 2pm.