Please note: the following running order is subject to change
Friday 28 July 2017 (Evening Session) 7pm – 9pm
Theatre Group: Beenleigh Theatre Group (Youth)
Captain Hollis pulls together the surviving crew of an exploding spacecraft cargo carrier. The deeper he digs in the moments before his almost certain death, the greater his risk of discovering what matters. Are memories really worth more than dreams?
Director: Benjamin Bray
DAMES AND DAREDEVILS FOR DEMOCRACY (THE POCKET VERSION)
Phyl Lobl, Adapted by Jan Nary
Theatre Group: The Magdalenes - Magda Community Artz
Condensed from the theatre version of Phyl Lobl’s seminal work on leading Australian suffragists, this piece uses narrative and song celebrate ten of the women who were vital to the Australian struggle for voting equality. Our home-grown suffragists, emerging from the social attitudes and moral expectations of the time, waged a hat-box-to-ballot-box battle that was fierce, distinctly Australian and frequently touched with a disarming larrikinism. They were as tough as colonial sisters had to be. Theirs is a splendid history.
Saturday 29 July 2017 (Morning Session) 9am – 11.30am
Theatre Group: Ipswich Little Theatre
The Asylum takes you behind the doors where the truth is like a raw nerve, where we learn character s from the stories of our childhood may not be as nice as we were led to believe.
UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A CANOE
Theatre Group: Mousetrap (Youth)
This absurdist youth comedy follows the escapades of a group of dysfunctional teenage scouts who must prove themselves by spending a night alone at Camp Puddlefoot, an abandoned scout camp. The antics start as soon as they arrive and lead to a hilarious ending.
Director: Shirley Budinger
NOT ON THE USUAL MENU
Theatre Group: Mousetrap
Four people meet at a Self Help Group. They become friends and plan to rob a bank, until a fifth person comes on the scene!
Director: Barb Wainwright
Saturday 29 July 2017 (Afternoon Session) 1pm – 4.15pm
Theatre Group: Beenleigh Theatre Group
A young man in a basement is stalking a spider, surrounded by his captives. His elderly companion is more interested in sinks than spiders. But who is really the captive? And who is the mysterious lady upstairs?
Theatre Group: Anticlockwise Theatre
Performance description coming soon.
THE COLOUR GREEN
Theatre Group: Pegasus Theatre
Four different people are dealing with life. Best friends Brooke and Sarah are struggling in their own ways with their partners Andre and Randall who have returned from Afghanistan. The Colour Green explores important issues such as mental health and self- worth.
Saturday 29 July 2017 (Evening Session) 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Theatre Group: ACT 1 Theatre
Drawn from the writings of Charles Dickens, this is the story of a young man’s life of adversity, friendship, betrayal and love.
THE ODD COUPLE: THE FEMALE VERSION
Theatre Group: MATES Theatre Genesis
Long- time friends Olive and Florence are as different as chalk and cheese. With the unexpected separation from her husband, Florence is floundering to make sense of life - so Olive comes to the rescue. But will this act of kindness be the undoing of this very odd couple? Will the only thing left standing be the guacamole dip?
Director: Debbie Spearritt
Theatre Group: Excalibur
When the chips are down there is little room to survive the horror. There is no time or place for heroes; only survivors.
Director: Shirley Lucas