Farce is one of the most entertaining forms of theatre! Highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable situations propel the action. It is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Furthermore, a farce is often set in one particular location, where all events occur, with many many doors!
Ken Ludwig, famous for Lend Me A Tenor,is a modern master of farce. His subsequent play, Moon Over Buffalo is equally as masterful.
Tantrum Youth Arts’ will bring 33 local playwrights, actors and directors to the Civic Theatre Playhouse stage in a festival of new short plays from November 10th - 11th, 2017, with cake and celebrations on opening night to mark the festivals’ 5th year running.
Rockdale will be filled with operatic voices of love and loss in a double bill this November. The Rockdale Opera Company will bring to life two one act operas in their final production of the year.
Gaetano Donizetti's Il Campanello is a comedy about the most interrupted wedding night anyone could imagine, whilst Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica, is the tragic tale of a mother's love for the baby she was forced to give up.
THE perils of growing up and growing old are being explored in a frank and funny family drama at Melville Theatre (WA) during November and December 2017.
Written by April de Angelis and directed by Miles Openshaw, Jumpy focuses on 50-year-old Hilary who is in an unexciting marriage, faces redundancy at work and has a volatile relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter.
When Hilary discovers her daughter is pregnant, she embarks on a journey for self-understanding – with surprising and comical results.
Forty-seven years after Wait Until Dark premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. This version gave rise a year later to the movie starring Audrey Hepburn. In Arts Theatre Cronulla’s new production, it is Greenwich Village in the 1970s. Susan Hendrix is adjusting to a car accident that has resulted in her blindness, and is newly married to Sam, a photographer she met while recuperating.
This French farce swings to the Latin beat of the early 1960s. Meet Bernard, a young, savvy Parisian playboy who has the world on a string. He is engaged simultaneously to three gorgeous airline hostesses, each completely unaware of each other thanks to accommodating flight schedules and his exasperated butler Maurice.
“Was he history's greatest con artist or just a lonely youth looking for his place in the world? Set in the swinging 60's, this fast-paced, rollicking musical about Frank Abagnale Jr's true story has been translated from the classic hit movie of the same name into this variety-television style musical by the creatives of Hairspray and Saturday Night Live.” - Thus goes the publicity spiel for The Regals Musical Society’s latest offering, Catch Me If You Can which opens on Friday 13th October 2017.
TWO legendary – and cranky – comics are being brought together for a reunion and revival of their famous act at the Old Mill Theatre during October and November 2017.
Written by Neil Simon and directed by Dale James, Lalapalooza Productions is presenting The Sunshine Boys where a young theatrical agent tries to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion.