DIALOGUE A CHALLENGE IN AWAY ROLE
KEWDALE’S Donald Weaver will step up to the stage for the 30th anniversary of one of Australia’s most widely produced plays, Away.
Mixing drama, humour and home truths, the Australian story follows three different families who go on their annual Christmas holidays in the ’60s, all burdened with their own baggage.
Weaver plays Jim, the henpecked, long suffering husband of Gwen and father of young Meg.
“Together they embark on their annual Christmas caravanning holiday at their usual beach resort,” Weaver said.
“Poor old Jim is further upset when his dear wife purposely leaves his box of Christmas presents at home, which sparks a lot of disappointment and unpleasantness.”
While he considers himself new to theatre acting, Weaver has written and performed in various skits for The Skull Bone and Pig Society at the Belmont RSL and boasts 50 years of experience playing in WA brass bands.
“There is a lot of dialogue to learn, which is not always prompted by the lines of the other actors, which makes remembering lines and entry points more challenging,” Weaver said of his role in Away, which plays from June 10 to 25 at the Latvian Centre Theatre in Belmont.
Tickets are $20 at www. trybooking.com/LCNW.