Stage set for one-act plays at the Gar­rick

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

OLD friends, naughty nuns and tragic fairy tale char­ac­ters will take to the stage in Gar­rick The­atre’s one-act sea­son this month, which fea­tures three dif­fer­ent plays.

Lead­ing the lineup will be Milly and Joan and Sis­ters of St Ju­das by WA play­wright Yvette Wall.

Wall’s Milly and Joan, also directed by Wall, is a story about old friends lead­ing very dif­fer­ent lives.

The years pass and Milly, played by com­mu­nity the­atre stal­wart Kerry Goode, finds her­self in an aged-care home where her mind is not quite as it used to be.

Joan, played by Anita Bound, is a highly ma­nip­u­la­tive old timer from way back.

When she vis­its Milly, she has just one goal in mind.

The two delve into the past, which inevitably shat­ters the present.

In the end, does Joan get what she wants? Or what she de­serves?

“Milly and Joan and poles apart,” Wall said. Sis­ters of St Ju­das are

“One is a drama, the other a com­edy. I usu­ally have an idea when I sit down to write, but never a plan, and the re­sult seems to lean to the ridicu­lous or the se­ri­ous, with var­ied themes.

“I also en­joy lis­ten­ing to the sto­ries of oth­ers and adapt­ing them for the stage.”

Wall has al­ways been in­volved in the­atre as an ac­tor, stage man­ager, the­atre work­shop fa­cil­i­ta­tor, pro­ducer, di­rec­tor and now play­wright.

Eleven of her one­act plays have been pro­duced by com­mu­nity the­atres in WA and she has won lo­cal writ­ing awards for The Bro­ken Slip­per and Cracked.

This year, two of her one-act plays were also pro­duced for Kala­munda’s com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion KCR-FM as ra­dio plays.

The third one-act play this sea­son is Game of Tiaras, a ter­ri­ble, hi­lar­i­ous tragedy by con­tem­po­rary US play­wright Don Zo­lidis.

The show runs on Au­gust 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 8pm. To book, phone 9378 1990.

Dif­fer­ent lives: Kerry Goode (seated) plays Milly and Anita Bound is Joan in Milly and Joan by Perth play­wright Yvette Wall.

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