Footprint Theatre played to an enthusiastic audience at the Merimbula Wharf Restaurant last weekend with the opening of its touring production “Spring Shorts: Six Short Plays”.
The show now moves to Bega’s Funhouse Studio for two evening performances at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September, and a matinee at 2.00pm on Sunday 24th September. Refreshments will be available at interval.
The plays include three by Bega Valley writers Diana Harley, Penelope Hunt and Anna Auer, two by Sydney writer Adam Szudrich and one by New Zealand resident writer Elspeth Tilley.
Comedy ‘One Night Stan’ features Tanja’s Jane Gordon and Alli Faulkner from Frog’s Hollow as well as newcomer Sarah Dangers from Tura Beach. It has been a particular audience pleaser and the script recently won Short+Sweet Hollywood’s ‘Best Play’ award for writer Adam Szudrich.
A monologue about homelessness called ‘Home Sweet Home’ is delivered superbly by Delegate actor Jon Bignell, and the poignant monologue ‘Slow Dating’ looks at speed dating for seniors with Penelope Hunt playing ‘Ester’.
16 year old playwright Anna Auer’s ‘Security Blanket’ ponders anxiety and how to deal with it, with newcomer actors Zach Hooker, Sasha Brooksby and Jett Ringland.
The premiere of Penelope Hunt’s comedy ‘Walking the Dog’ has the suspicious Jill (played by Penelope) and her snobby friend Sally (played by Lis Shelley) investigate why their dog Barney is getter fatter when husband Darryl takes him for walkies.
In the play ‘Waiting for Go’ roadworkers Flo (jon Bignell) and Sam (Tarun Penukonda) reflect on the impatient speed of our modern life on its fast track to the destruction of our planet. Royalties from this play are being donated to Clean Energy for Eternity at the request of the playwright so audience members can donate to a good cause simply by attending the show.
Bookings are recommended online at www.footprint.org.au or by calling 6495 7160.
Image: Footprint Theatre’s Jon Bignell plays ‘Flo’ with newcomer Tarun Penukonda as ‘Sam’ in a play about two philosophical roadworkers called ‘Waiting for Go’ by Elspeth Tilley.
VIDEO – 1 minute trailer from the show: