4 DECEMBER AT 2PM
CHELMER COMMUNITY HALL
CNR QUEENSCROFT & HALSBURY STS CHELMER
The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race
Based on a true story from a well-known Australian playwright Melanie Tait, the first production for CTG22 is a scrumptious mix of uniquely created characters and comic dialogue with each of the five quirky female roles endearing and enjoyable in their recognisability.
Penny has come home to her smalltown hometown as a GP and despite having no airs and graces or big city ways it’s going to be a struggle to fit back in…of course. the place has changed but refugees like Rania seem to fit right in. Leading the “keep our traditions” brigade are Barb and Bev, the long serving, and only active members of the Show Committee.
The highlight of this yearly event is the race carrying a sack of potatoes and Penny’s cousin Nikki is the reigning champion. Once Penny hears that the women’s prize is a fifth that of the men’s, the hysterical and heart-warming agitation for parity becomes hysterical, heart-warming and very female.
There are only women’s faces on stage but a cross-gender appeal in the production.
Season runs February 26,27, March 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19
|Bev Armstrong||60s Show society President, mother of Nikki, does not suffer fools, tough, cantankerous, longtime supporter of women’s rights|
|Barbara Ling||60s Show society Secretary, aunt to Nikki and Penny, people pleaser|
|Rania Hamid||30-45 refugee, new to town, artist, friend to Nikki, dresses artistically, comfortable in her own skin, single mother|
|Nikki Armstrong||38-45 Cousin to Penny, local champion potato racer, hairdresser, out-there 80’s dresser, daughter of Bev, part time waitress at pub, four sons|
|Penny Anderson||38-45 GP recently returned to her country town home after a long time away,lesbian|
Please contact Director
Rhyll 0414 816 976 or firstname.lastname@example.org