BY JONATHAN BIGGINS
“You think we’re old fashioned, out of touch, that’s it’s all Captain Cook and flag tattoos”
In the fictional NSW town of Coriole, preparations are underway for the annual Australia Day celebrations and the organising committee are hashing out the details amidst disagreements over politics, patriotism and progress.
Whether it’s angst over a new development, the best snags to serve at a multi-cultural barbie, or the looming spectre of racism, throughout runs the theme of self-censorship: at what point do you abandon the politically-correct stance and say what you really think.
Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) is one of Australia’s sharpest satirists and he zooms in on the dynamics of small-town society with an unerring eye and ear for the humour embedded in everyday life.
“A near flawless farce” The Sydney Morning Herald
Director Louise Fischer
Set Designer David Marshall-Martin
Lighting Designer Nicola Block
Assistant Director Michael Mitchell
14 November – 16 December
Previews Tue 14 and Wed 15 Nov 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance: Sat 16 Dec 2pm
45-plus, Mayor of Coriole Shire and preselection candidate for the Liberal Party. Chair of the Australia Day Organising Committee. Small business owner, Rotarian.
45-plus, Deputy Mayor of Coriole Shire and loyal Deputy Chair of the Committee.
Maree (pronounced Mah-ree)
60-plus, President of the local Country Womens Association. Long-serving committee member.
55-plus, local builder and small-scale developer. Long-serving committee member.
35-plus, local Greens councillor, a relatively new arrival to the shire from the state capital. New to the committee.
25-plus, newly arrived Australian-born Vietnamese primary school teacher. Very new to the committee.
Tuesday 5 September 6 – 9.30pm
Wednesday 6 September 6 – 9.30pm
Please prepare a short monologue from an Australian play.
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Louise Fischer is Artistic Director of New Theatre and holds an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of NSW. Her directing credits for New Theatre include House of Games, Harvest, Mother Clap’s Molly House, Enron, The Farnsworth Invention, Vernon God Little and The Crucible (which transferred to a sell-out season at the Seymour Centre), Honeymoon Suite, Richard III, Dancing at Lughnasa, Lemon Delicious and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Other productions include The God Botherers (Darlinghurst Theatre), Hamlet (Harlos Productions), Macbeth.com (Lighthouse Theatre), Project SciFi (PACT), Birthdays, Christmas & Other Family Disasters (Tunks Productions), Bedtime for Bastards (Crypt Theatre), Roadkill (Short & Sweet) and The Curious Pain of Louis XIV (Seymour Centre).