ARTS THEATRE’s Plays 2020

Play 2
Written by David Williamson
Directed by Neil Moulang

May 8th to June 13th Wednesday, May 6th (Charity preview) Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays, May 17th & 31st & Jun 7th at 2pm
– Box Office opens
Saturday, April 18th 2020

Synopsis: Frank is a bugger, but somehow Frances has fallen for him. They happily leave chilly Melbourne for tropical Queensland, seeking warmer climes and a change in lifestyle, to the horror and inconvenience of their children. Soon, however, their dream faces a new threat: signs of age betray themselves in Frank’s failing heart. Meanwhile, Frances’ daughters demand her return, if only to care for their ever-growing broods.

Play 3
Written by Daniel Keene
Directed by Natalie Banach

July 31st to September 5th – Wednesday, Jul 29th (Charity preview) Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays, Aug 9th, 23rd & 30th at 2pm
– Box Office opens
Saturday, July 18th 2020

Synopsis: Set in a run down, two star hotel, Life Without Me gathers a series of unlikely characters together. “They meet by accident and the conceit is a little like (The Eagles’ hit) Hotel California. It is difficult to leave and certain things develop because they are stuck together” (Daniel Keene, 2010) – A hotel with reservations. Award-winning playwright Daniel Keene’s play is an eccentric fable about taking up residence and trying to move on.

Play 4
Adapted by Richard Tulloch
Directed by Gavin Leahy & Cheryl Butler October 23rd to November 28th Wednesday, Oct 21st (Charity preview)Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm – Sundays, Nov 1st, 15th & 22nd at 2pm – Box Office opens
Saturday, October 10th 2020

Synopsis: Thomas is nine and he’s started writing a book. His father says all important books are about God. Even so, Thomas writes down all the interesting things he sees that other people seem to ignore: tropical fish in the canal, a deluge of frogs, the Son of God popping in for a chat…
He also writes down his greatest determination: When I grow up, I’m going to be happy.
Featuring Jesus, the angels, the Bottombiter, the startling Mrs. Van Amersfoort and a beautiful girl with a leather leg, this is a totally magical story about a child learning to act when faced with fear and injustice.

Enjoy kicking up your heels at DINNER !!!