Old Mill Theatre
cnr Mends St & Mill Point Rd
(opp. Windsor Hotel)
October 5, 6, 7*, 11, 12, 13, 14*,
18, 19, 20
All evening shows at 7.30pm
* Sunday's at 2pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no interval
Full $25, Conc $20
TAZ Tix 9255 3336
Old Mill Theatre presents
written by Marsha Norman
directed by Gino Cataldo
Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tony Award nomination for Best Play
This show is suitable for ages 15+
As the rate of suicides rises in our community, 'Night, Mother' is a piece of drama we can't ignore.
On a typical Saturday night in an isolated country home, Jessie confides to her mother, Thelma, that she plans to kill herself 'in a couple of hours'.
At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build.
The play, which unravels in real time over the next 90 minutes, allows us an intimate window into the relationship between a mother and daughter torn apart by the devastating effects of depression.
This compelling drama bristles with suspense as Thelma desperately tries to convince Jessie that life is truly worth living.
Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play pushes beyond our preconceptions of why people take their own lives and keeps us on the edge of our seats till the final curtain.
Susannah Churchman and Caroline McDonnell
16 Lochee St,
September 28, 29, 30*,
October 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*
All shows at 7.30pm
*except Sunday's at 2pm
$20.50 F/T Student
+ transaction fee
TAZ Tix 9255 3336
Harbour Theatre presents
By David Williamson
Directed by Christine Ellis
Sometimes, the most charitable intentions go awry!
A conniving, narcissistic, backstabbing female CEO is the central character in Harbour Theatre’s production of CHARITABLE INTENT, winner of the 2002 Best New Play in the annual Green Room Awards. Australia’s most prolific and awarded playwright David Williamson has used his dislike of management jargon to bring humour to this, his final play in the Jack Manning trilogy.
Directed by reknowned community theatre personality Christine Ellis who has a passion for directing plays that have strong roles for women, CHARITABLE INTENT deals with many workplace issues that people may yet face or have faced during their working lives, with humour and humanity.
A new CEO has been appointed to a not-for profit charity and her modern corporate methods cause conflict with the staid, long term members of the organisation. The new CEO seems oblivious to the meaningless nature of corporate lingo but somehow seems to have captivated the Chairman and the Board with her textbook management drivel. The harmonious operation of the organisation has now become dysfunctional to the extent that the board requires a community conference in an attempt to restore balance.
A workplace squabble ensues at which the conference spirals out of control to the extent that there are head-to-head confrontations and unworkable relationships. One of the appealing features of this play is having a classic soap opera style nasty central character who the audience can metaphorically hiss and boo at.
CHARITABLE INTENT is a powerful play that shows the contradictions that erupt as workplace values change.