SHORT+SWEET THEATRE ILLAWARRA
TOP 20 WEEK 2 | PROGRAM B
11-13 October 2019
Bridge Street Theatre Coniston
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Tickets: Adult $22, Concession/Student $17, Youth (14 and under) $12
It’s amazing what you can do in ten-minutes
Week 2 is the final week of our epic 2019 festival which has featured 65 acts across our Film, Standup Comedy, Cabaret and theatre.
Our final program of ten-minute theatre will be hosted by the winning comedians from our first ever Short+Sweet Illawarra Comedy: Judges Choice winner Diana McLaren (Friday) and Peoples Choice winner Samwise Hemmings (Sunday). Saturday’s performance will be hosted by our Festival Director Luke Berman.
Joining our Illawarra plays are two plays from Sydney and another play from Canberra. Short+Sweet Canberra Festival Director Trevar Chilver presents our Don’t Judge Me while former Short+Sweet Sydney Festival Director Pete Malicki presents Digging Deep. Also joining us from the shire is Rejected and Helpful Anonymous written by Diego Gabriel and directed by the talented Amelia Gilday.
The final performance on Sunday 13th will be followed by the announcement of the two plays that will be invited to perform at Short+Sweet Sydney in 2020 – as well as a special screening of winning films from our inaugural Short+Sweet Illawarra Film Festival Finals.
This Sunday we will be screening:
GIRL TALK (Illawarra)
TAKE A SEAT (Illawarra)
ROAD TO VAGATOR (Illawarra)
WEEK TWO PLAYS
Written by Jordan Cunningham (Illawarra)
Directed by Robert Bruce
Cast: Zac Chadwick, Andrew Gobran & Lisa Hughes
The fictional retelling of the true identity of Jack the Ripper.
Written and Directed by Steen (Illawarra)
Cast: Eryn Williams, Nick Lewis, Laurence Wann & Ethan Thomas
ITC: Phoenix Theatre Company
Four housemates discover that someone has entered their house and they explore why. Bringing them to a sobering realisation that there are people left alone in the world desperate for someone to show they care.
COUNCIL OF WAR
Written by Peter Woolf (Sydney)
Directed by Ihake Jones
Cast: Anne Geenen, Maddie Huisman & Shayan Murray
A Bacteria, a Fungi and a Virus walk into a petri dish, and try to settle once and for all: who is the most deadly?
DAVID AND MICHELLE
Written by Diana McLaren (Illawarra)
Directed by Jordan Cunningham
Cast: Ryan Edwards, Grace Callaghan, Jonathan Rodway & Rodney Parker
David and Michelle are deeply in love but have obstacles in the way of their being together.
Written and Directed by Pete Malicki (Sydney)
Presented by Beacon Theatre
Cast: Alan Long
Kieran Johanssen thinks life is unfair. His neighbour Mark Grimshaw inherited a bunch of money from his Great Aunt Edna and bought himself a Porsche Boxster. Not that Kieran’s jealous.
REJECTED AND HELPFUL ANONYMOUS
Written by Gabriela Diego (Sydney)
Directed by Amelia Gilday (Sydney)
Cast: Shannon Collard, Adam Cook, Alex Fenner, Anthony Ghosn and Alicia Badger.
This quirky comedy shows that even the most helpful people can be rejected. Is it due to bad luck or bad behaviour? Maybe it’s both!
Written by Bradley Ward (Illawarra)
Directed by Bradley Ward & Kaylee Ashton
ITC: Rising Arts Productions
Cast: Kaylee Ashton & Bradley Ward
After connecting through an online ad, a man and a woman meet in person only to realise that they have had a significant misunderstanding in the nature of their rendezvous.
Written by Ashleigh Hook (Auckland, NZ)
Directed by Stacey Wales
Cast: Caitlin Deverey & Michael Emerson
New years on the beach, Holly and Joe test human resilience as they play a game to see how life may have turned out differently if they’d made different decisions.
DON’T JUDGE ME
Written and Directed by Trevar Chilver (Canberra)
Cast: Daniel Berthon, Ryan Erlandsen
One wink from Pete, and Mike is smitten, but it’s not all roses…