Macedon’s The Mount Players Theatre Company (Vic) will stage the comedy-drama Steel Magnolias by American playwright Robert Harling from Friday August 25.
Harling wrote the script in the mid-1980s as a way of coping with the loss of his younger sister Susan, who died from complications of diabetes. He placed his story’s emphasis firmly on the love, humour and support of friends and family, through both happy times and when faced with tragedy.
Adelaide’s Therry Dramatic Society will stage Noël Coward’s Private Lives in August 2013, at The Arts Theatre, Adelaide.
In December 1929, Noël Coward set off on a tour of the Far East. While there, he contracted influenza. He spent part of his convalescence drafting a play, writing the final script in less than four days. He cabled his friend, the celebrated actress Gertrude Lawrence, asking her to keep autumn 1930 free to perform in his new play, Private Lives.
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House (alias Sutherland Entertainment Centre), hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that she cannot resist.
His obsession with his ‘angel of music’ unleashes a diabolical tale of drama, destruction and death – and a unique musical theatrical experience.
Alan Bennett is the renowned writer of such award-winning plays as TheHistory Boys,TheMadness of King George and Talking Heads, but in1974 the Beyond the Fringe star had a real-life experience that became the true story behind his poignant, yet very funny play, The Lady in the Van.
What kind of a guy thrives on taking his work home with him? Peter Maden, that’s who!
Peter, a mild-mannered Media Advertising Guru by day, has taken his day job and turned it into a fast paced, modern comedy.
Set in the offices of CHAOS FM - a “would be if they could be” top city radio station, we get to see the day-to-day workings of the advertising department and experience the behind the scenes “goings on” (or not – as the case may be).
A GENTLE comedy about a woman dying of bone cancer – and her family coming to terms with it – is the August / September offering from Melville Theatre (WA).
Written by Laura Wade and directed by Susan Lynch, Colder Than Here is the story of Myra and her determination to plan her own funeral while her husband buries his emotions and her two daughters struggle to accept their mother's fate.
As she researches burial spots and bio-degradable coffins, her family is forced to communicate with her as they face up to an unpredictable future.
Welcome to 1987 and Rush Week at Hamilton College. The Sorority of Delta Pi Sigma are holding their rushee function and young ladies wanting to become a part of the campus elite have all applied to join. Attendance at this party is mandatory and ladies are just dying to get in.
Dark Psychic Productions and Phoenix Theatre Inc. (Hamilton Hill, WA) present the Australian Premiere of Mitch Brian’s Sorority House of the Dead from August 29, 2013.
It’s arguably the most famous line in Hollywood history. But how it came to be spoken by Clark Gable’s raffish Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. That is, if you believe Moonlight and Magnolias, the next play to open at the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (NSW) from August 2.