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.
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.
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.
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.
Go Back for Murder
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.