Little Theatre presents Flash Festival
Woy Woy Little Theatre will present its Flash Festival at the Peninsula Theatre from September 21-23, with 10 short plays written by local playwrights on the theme of change.
A mix of new and experienced directors and actors will offer a varied program, guaranteeing lots of laughs and much to inspire thought.
The program includes a driving lesson with a twist, a tale of political machinations, an absurdist piece on a final job interview and a quirky tale of a disgruntled Santa struggling to come up with Christmas gift ideas.
Festival coordinator Ms Fran Armstrong said the festival provided a vehicle for new and aspiring playwrights, actors and directors, to showcase their talents.
"From more than 30 submissions, our panel of independent readers chose the very best 10 plays, from five to15 minutes in length, to present to our audiences," Ms Armstrong said.
There is something for everyone in the varied program, if you don't enjoy one play, you only have to wait a few minutes to see another," she said.
This is the company's third Flash festival, following similar festivals in 2015 and 2016.
Actors this year include Paul Russell, Annie Bilton, Stephen Pearson and Yvonne Berry-Porter.
The plays include Forgive Me Father, written by Mr Andrew Thomson, directed by Ms Annie Bilton, with Mr Paul Russell and Mr Stephen Pearson in the cast.
A man is seeking counsel from his priest, or is he?
Red Shift by Ms Cheryl Sawyer will be directed by Mr Greg Buist and includes actors Ms Sally Bartley, Mr Michael Sheather, Ms Vicki Sidoti and Mr Steve Pembroke.
Four old friends of different political persuasions are involved in some party machinations.
Santa is out of sorts as he and his elf try to come up with a gift list for Christmas in the new short play, Game Changer, by Sally Davies.
Mr Rowan Cowley is director and the cast consists of Mr Greg Buist and Mr Rohan Smith.
Time to Change is a play written by Yuley Buist and directed by Ms Terry Collins.
The cast is Ms Tiffany Tuffin and Mr Stephen Maclaren.
Thinking of a password for their new bankcard proves challenging for the young couple.
Changing Times by Greg Buist is directed by Tyrone MacMaster and stars Kellie Martin, Annie Bilton, Sierra Phillips, John Lusty and Lex Tonnet.
A woman is on trial for the attempted murder of a baby.
It sounds straightforward or is it?
Jericho by John Fraser is directed by Kathryn Peterson with actors Jarrod Rizzardo, Sally Bartley, Angela Brus and Terry Collins.
Margaret is excited to be going to lunch with her son Greg but she is in for a surprise.
Graham Vale wrote Spare Change about a wheelchair-bound man who is fascinated by a young woman until everything changes.
The director is Cassandra White with Kellie Martin, Clayton Williamson in the two roles.
Witch Hunt is a short play by Rowan Cowley and directed by Alexandra Mitchell.
The cast is Yvonne Berry-Porter Larimore, Tiffany Tuffin, Amelia Newell-Close.
The story is about two mosquitoes who meet by chance as they feast on a human as social welfare goes under the microscope.
Riding the Clutch by Sally Bartley is directed by Yule Buist and includes two actors, Malinda Lovegrove and Rebecca Bright.
A mum takes her daughter out for a driving lesson but the car's GPS leads them to a strange address.
The final play is called The Final Interview by Ethan Dale.
The director is Steve Pembroke and actors Christine Vale and Jake Roser.
A young man is late for his final job interview and when he does arrive things take a bizarre turn.
The Flash festival will be presented at Peninsula Theatre at 8pm on September 21 and 22, and 2pm on September 22 and 23.
The final performance to be followed by the presentation of awards including best actor, best actress, best production and best script.
Bookings may be made at woywoylt.com.au
Media release, 6 Sep 2018
Terry Collins, Woy Woy Little Theatre