2020 Season

CTG20

Paint your year with colourful theatre experiences at CTG

Mr Bailey’s Minder by Debra Oswald

 2005 Australian family drama  

Director  Janine Francis

Audition 14 December 2019 at 2pm

Season  – 7,    13, 14, 15   20,21,22   27,28 March

 

The fictional story of Leo Bailey one of Australia’s greatest living artists who battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing. Only his resentful daughter Margo, one of his many children is prepared to help, but she does so at arm’s length by presenting Leo with a succession of minders who could not stand his vicious tongue and wild antics but along comes Therese, with a checkered past, down to her last job and determined to make a go of it…. With the introduction of kind-spirited handyman Karl, four damaged souls struggle to accept their own and each other’s demons with resilience and a hope of forgiveness.

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  Love, loss and what I wore 

By Delia and Nora Ephron book by Ilene Beckerman

2008 American     Comedy/ Nostalgia/Staged reading

Director   Rhyll Bucknell

Audition – 22 February at 2pm

Season – 16,   22, 23, 24,  29, 30, 31 May  05, 06 June

 Written by Nora and Delia Ephron the screenwriters of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and based on the 1995 book by Ilene Beckerman. Performed as a staged reading by five actresses in a series of monologues and ensemble pieces using clothing, accessories, and the memories they evoke to tell hilariously funny and often poignant stories about women in which all audiences can connect covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses and why we only wear black. A beautiful play about women using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life.

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 Radium Girls   

D.W. Gregory

2000  American   Historical/Biographical drama    

Director  Jason Nash

Audition – 18 April at 2pm

Season – 18 ,    24 , 25,  26   31 July, 01, 02   07 and 08 August

 In the 1920s a group of factory workers advocate for safer work conditions after colleagues become ill from radium exposure. A gripping drama based on the true story of female factory workers in New Jersey who contracted radiation poisoning by painting watch dials with self-luminous paint, finely pointing their brushes by moulding the bristles with their mouths. The factory’s new owner excited by radium’s promising future believed in the potential for growth supported by Marie Curie who believed radium provided many health benefits and could even cure cancer. The story fiercely examines the commercialization of science, the pursuit of both health and wealth, the power of the underdog, and the fierce injustice labourers have faced, and may even continue to face in the present.

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Unnecessary farce

Paul Slade Smith 

   2006 American farce    Classic contemporary    Adult language

Director     William McCreery-Rye

Audition – 27 June at 2pm

Season – 12,   18, 19, 20   25, 26, 27 September,    02 and 03 October
Extra 2pm matinee 26 September

 Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant while in the room next-door two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape ……but there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

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Go Back for Murder

Agatha Christie

   1942   British Murder mystery

Director    Kurt A Lerps

Audition – 22 August at 2pm

Season – 7,   13,  14,  15 , 20, 21, 22 , 27 and 28 November
Extra 2pm matinee 21 November

 After receiving a letter from beyond the grave Carla Crale who believes her dead mother was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder consults a young lawyer and they embark on some sleuthing, discovering that on the day of the murder there were five other people at the house – the ‘five little pigs’ of Christie’s original novel. In a passionate attempt to clear her mother’s name Carla persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 16 years to recount their version of events examining the danger of relying on personal testimony that may be shaped by time, prejudice and perception.