FIRST PER­SON

TER­ENCE O’CON­NELL WRITER AND DI­REC­TOR

Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - UPFRONT -

I was hap­pi­est when … I ran my lit­tle theatre com­pany in Wagga Wagga and noth­ing seemed im­pos­si­ble. Great com­mu­nity, cre­ativ­ity and fun. You wouldn’t know it but … for a year of mad­ness in the late ‘70s, I was the Levi Jeans man on bill­boards and TV com­mer­cials ev­ery­where. My most em­bar­rass­ing mo­ment … I must have buried it. I can’t re­mem­ber one. The last time

I cried was … I shed a few tears when one of my he­roes, Sam Shep­ard, passed away this week. The last book I read was … One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis – Com­bat Cam­era­man (1934-85) by

Tim Bowden. My favourite films are … Nashville, Milk, The Nun’s Story, I Am Love, The Lunch­box, Apoc­a­lypse Now, The Damned, News­front, Muriel’s Wed­ding, To Catch a Thief, Cabaret, The Um­brel­las of Cher­bourg and Broke­back Moun­tain. I re­ally want to … live in New York City. And on a Greek is­land. My guilty plea­sure is … why be guilty? Life has taught me … to­mor­row is an­other day. I’m about to … di­rect a new cir­cus/theatre show Car­ni­val Of Lost Souls and adapt Aus­tralian clas­sic I Can Jump Pud­dles for the stage. Catch Around the World in 80 Days, based on the novel by Jules Verne and di­rected by Ter­ence O’Con­nell, at the Theatre Royal, at 7.30pm, Friday and next Satur­day. Tick­ets start from $40 and are avail­able from the­atreroyal.com.au/shows/around-world-80-days

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.