Date(s) - 5 Sep 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 5 September 2015 at 2pm
Booking details: https://www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au/site/what-is-on.php?detail=ghosts-in-the-scheme-0815
Open and closed captioned performance. At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screens. Alternatively, captions are available on mobile or tablet devices by simply downloading our GoTheatrical! app from The App Store or GooglePlay.
ABOUT THE SHOW
EVERY TOWN HAS A HISTORY.
“There’s no company that I admire more in Australia.” Robyn Archer, AO
Cooma has always been a gateway to pleasure, and in the 1950s it played host to an extraordinary influx of people from around the world, escaping their past, to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. They brought with them ideas, espresso, food, music, dancing and optimism for love and life in the New World.
Set upon a backdrop of the town’s rich underbelly and featuring a soundtrack played live on stage by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, Ghosts in the Scheme explores the complex friendship of three of these residents. Actors Lex Marinos, Anne Grigg and Bruce Myles each embody Snowy locals, weaving a story of three complex friendships, full of the secrets, loves and twists of fate that so-called ‘ordinary’ lives embrace. As life’s endgame approaches, these characters can enjoy passive acceptance or relish fighting the inevitable.
Expect a night of brilliance with this original work from BighART, the company that has continually delivered award-winning theatre including Namatjira, Ngapartji Ngapartji and Hipbone Sticking Out.
WRITER & DIRECTOR
Lex Marinos, Anne Grigg, Bruce Myles and a cast of ghosts from the scheme
Mikelangelo and the Black Sea
Gentlemen – Mikel Simic, Pip Branson, Phil Moriarty, Guy Freer, Sam Martin