Friday 19 & Sunday 20 July 2019
Presented by NOOSA alive!
Since 1978, Noosa Arts Theatre has been running the National One-Act Playwriting Competition. With an $8,000 cash prize pool, it attracts entries from playwrights across the globe. Scripts are judged anonymously on the quality of the writing by a professional panel of three industry experts.
This year’s line up includes Black Matter by Bruce Olive from Buderim, QLD and directed by John McMahon also from Buderim, QLD.
This play explores the life and struggles of ex footballer who played in a time, not too long ago, when a head knock was considered just part of the game. The consequences of too many of these knocks are played out in a strong family drama.
The second play, Little Angels is written by Yvette Wall from Floreat in W.A and the director is Jacqui Mata Luque from the Sunshine Coast. This play, set in the 60’s in a catholic home for un-married mothers, reflects the differing attitudes of the sisters surrounding teenage mothers and so-called ‘care’ they received and endured during this pivotal time in their lives.
The final play, A Messy Engagement is written by Rod Selzer from Melbourne, VIC and directed by Jane Rivers. A comedy involving a ‘couple therapist’ who favours Hawaiian shirts and his cigars, discovers his son is engaged to God’s gift of a daughter-in-law he is over the moon. But when a new patient confides that she intends to marry a much younger man and it dawns on him that his engaged son could be that very man. He pulls out all stops to keep her in her marriage and his son on track for his- with hilarious results. But is the son her lover???
Duration: 2 hours & 45 minutes with two intervalsBUY TICKETS