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Sydney Short + Sweet Theatre – glitzy, bizarre, hilarious, moving

March 14, 2012toMarch 18, 2012

* SYDNEY

Short+Sweet Week 10 – Wed 14 to Sun 18 March – moves to Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville ahead of the climactic finals of the festival

Short+Sweet Week 10 features FUGUE DEI PASSAGGERI by Rockhampton writer Mark Lucas. A ‘quiet compartment’ in a state rail train carriage… but the peace doesn’t last long! Only one sentence is uttered in the whole play; it features mime and an atmospheric soundscape by Matthew Craig.  And the actors – from the four corners of Sydney – all caught trains to rehearsals! Writer: Mark Lucas (QLD) Director: Esther Lamb  Cast: Richard Mason, Uma Kali Shakti, Tricia Ryan, Jolen Ifsud and Gareth Issac.

SOMETIMES LOOKING UP ISN’T GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH is about a surreal dinner party where nothing is what it seems….
Writer: Gavin Harrison (UK) Director: Amy Parry  Cast: Anne Wilson, Brennan Muhoberac, Sebastian Wang, Jessica Bradley

THE RECRUIT is a delicious black comedy where two street kids find themselves involved in a deadly job interview for the secret service! Writer: Graham Brown (ACT) Director: Henry Jennings  Cast: Stephen Holland, Jenny Jacobs, Hoa X Nguyen, Sam Phoenix

FULL MOON CAFÉ   “Just because you’re homeless doesn’t mean you don’t have time for romance!” Writer: Felicia Henderson (NSW) Director: Uma Kali Shakti  Cast: Frank Davidson and Fabiola Meza ITC: Skid Row Players

FOUR CRÈME BRULEES ON A GRAND PIANO is veteran Short+Sweet star and award-winner, Steve McGrath’s weirdly hilarious battle between a Buddhist (the Dali Lama) and a surrealist (Salvador Dali).
Writer & Director: Steve McGrath (NSW)   Cast: Gerry Sont, Barton Williams, Steve McGrath ITC: Still Knocks Productions

Top 100, Week 10 14-18 March at Sidetrack Theatre, Wed to Sat at 8.00pm, Sun 5.15pm

Week 11 (21-25 March) will feature the People’s Choice Showcase, winners from which will join the judges’ choices in the Gala Awards Finals at the Seymour Centre 30 & 31 March.

Other Week 10 features include:

DOWNSIZING
Writer: Ruth Fingret (NSW) Directors: Ruth Fingret, Jennifer Shames Cast: Valentino Arico, Sandra Campbell ITC: Seat of the Pants Productions

RIDING THE RED
Writer: Grace De Morgan (NSW) Director: David Farland

SO, WHERE IS IT?
Writer: Simon Denver (QLD) Director: Simon Denver Cast: Sam Coward, Brett Klease. Simon Denver ITC: Suncoast Repertory Theatre inc

THE DOMINATRIX
Writer: Sue Lewington Director: Adrian Bitel Crash Test Drama Winner

UN SUBORDINATING
Writer: Nir Shelter (NSW) Director: Nir Shelter ITC: Data Shelter

Sidetrack Theatre, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville
Tickets $30/25 Book 9550 3666 or www.sidetrack.com.au

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