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Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? @ Sydney Theatre School

The very enthusiastic cast of Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
The very enthusiastic cast of Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?

WASN’T TOMORROW WONDERFUL? is an entertaining, fun story of young love with some twists and turns. A collaboration between writer/director Malcolm Frawley and producer Jordy Shea, led to a reviving of Frawley’s 2007 play which was originally staged for Sydney Theatre School students. The play has been revamped for its new cast of 14.

The story is told mainly from the point of view of the bride- to-be Tegan, played with heart and charm, by Josie Walker. On the eve of her wedding Tegan, using a series of flashbacks, and helped by her friends, describes how she arrived at this point in her life. We learn she takes on “lost puppies” and when she hears that Silas, played with true gentleman poise by Stephen Bracken, is being cheated on she has to interfere to save him. Continue reading Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? @ Sydney Theatre School

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

Luke Holmes, Eunice Huang, Chris Circosta, Kathryn Wenborn, Zara Stanton, Stephen Bracken, Jordy Shea and Lucinda Vitek.
The Smoking Gum team- Luke Holmes, Eunice Huang, Chris Circosta, Kathryn Wenborn, Zara Stanton, Stephen Bracken, Jordy Shea and Lucinda Vitek.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE is the latest production from Smoking Gum Theatre (producer Eunice Huang) and the first full length play, running at about an hour, by Jordy Shea.

Five friends take a holiday to Kiama to celebrate new beginnings and finishing high school. Tragedy strikes the group when one of them is found dead after a night of heavy partying & the group must deal with painful memories as they look into that fateful night seven years later. It is a play about friendship, loyalty, guilt and trying to make sense of the past.

Directed by Lucinda Vitek with lighting by Chrys Chandra and sound design by Olga Solar, the plot is gradually revealed in a series short scenes and flashbacks. The audience is kept guessing as to the whole truth right up until the end.

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