In Maurice McLoughlin’s poignant play A LETTER FROM THE GENERAL, a revolution has taken place in the Far East in 1950 and the nuns who work at a mission for orphaned children are ordered to leave.
One of the nuns receives a letter from the General, who is the new Governor of the Province, which has a profound impact on the decision to stay or go.
Rev. Mother: Robyn Williams
Sister Henry: Linda Young
Sister Lucy: Courtney Gibson
Sister Bridget: Janet Shay
Sister Magdalen: Carole Grace
Ruth Stilton: Paula Searle
Arthur Stilton: Christopher Clark
Capt. Lee: Dan Ferris
Father Schiller: Michael Richmond
Director: Jennifer Willison. Lighting Design: Wayne Chee. Costume Design: Joanna Simpson & Rhonda Chapman
8th to 17th September 2017 at Hunters Hill Theatre, 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill.
Sydney theatre lovers will get a brief window of opportunity to see Australian playwright Gina Shien’s poignant play MORGAN STERN based on her brother’s battle with schizophrenia.
In Schien’s quirky play, a character named only as The Gent, part ghost, part protector, has been assigned from the other side of the planet to help Morgan, a young Sydneysider afflicted with schizophrenia.
The play shifts between centuries and across hemispheres but remains primarily set in a still difficult to know corner of the universe – the human brain.
The production, mounted by Company of Rogues, will play Belvoir Street downstairs for two performances only in early July. Then in August the Company are very excited to announce that it will have its international debut at the Edinburgh Festival which turns 70 this year.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
MORGAN STERN will play downstairs at Belvoir Street on July 1 at 7.30 pm and July 2 at 5.30 pm.
Knock & Run Theatre are excited to announce their second major production GRACE by Craig Wright following on from their debut production Suicide Incorporated which won the CONDA award for Best Dramatic Production.
Wright’s play is a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate.
Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Florida to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal, but as the deal slowly unravels Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbour, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband. Continue reading KNOCK AND RUN THEATRE TO PRESENT ‘GRACE’ @ CIVIC PLAYHOUSE→
One of Henrik Ibsen’s most famous works, A Doll’s House tells the story of Nora, a ‘modern-day’ housewife under the naïve opinion that she and her family are content with their lives. Her husband, Torvald, thinks her careless and childlike, but Nora is keeping something secret from her husband that could lead to tragedy for both of them.
Going off Isben’s belief that “a woman cannot be herself in modern society”, this production will be styled with a 1950’s aesthetic to draw focus on the traditional gender rolls being forced up Nora and to play with the notion of a “modern society” (à la The Stepford Wives). While the setting and costume design will be in the style of 1950’s suburban fashion, the play will not be set in any particular time period.
Preview: 11th October
Show Dates: 12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd October
Location: Lighthouse Theatre, Macquarie University
Director: Lakia Lyons
Producer: Jo Finnis
Nora Helmer – Jennifer Hicks
Torvald Helmer – Adam Roberts
Niles Krogstad – Jim Southwell
Kristine Linde – Amy Dunn
Dr Rank – Sam Howes
Anne Marie – Taylor Musa
SEASON DETAILS :-
12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd October @ 7:30pm @ Macquarie University, North Ryde.