LEFT BE­HIND IN LEFT­OVERS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

TWO lo­cal Como ac­tors will take to the stage in a re­vival of award win­ning play The Left­overs at the Fringe World Fes­ti­val.

Ron Arthurs and Richard Ma­ganga will step into char­ac­ter to take part in the non-lin­ear, ver­ba­tim piece of theatre that ex­plores the lives of peo­ple who nav­i­gate their way through per­sonal loss and grief.

Curtin Univer­sity grad­u­ate and play­wright Kyle Kash orig­i­nally wrote The Left­overs in 2010.

Drawn and in­spired from real in­ter­views with lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers, Kash, un­der the tute­lage of play­wright Reg Cribb, was chal­lenged to write about some­thing he had lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence with or felt un­com­fort­able with.

“I wanted to write about death be­cause I had re­cently lost three friends in a short pe­riod of time,” Kash said. “I wanted to hon­our their lives in the best way I knew how. But I also needed other per­spec­tives and to know how other lives had been af­fected.”

The Left­overs has won sev­eral awards in­clud­ing the 2011 South-West Drama Fes­ti­val Best Orig­i­nal Script, Best Pro­duc­tion, Best Char­ac­ter Ac­tor, Di­rec­tors Cer­tifi­cate and the 2011 Dra­maFest Best Cos­tumes.

Pic­ture: Robin Kor­net d448253

Ac­tors Richard Ma­ganga and Ron Arthurs with play­wright Kyle Kash.

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