Minnie and Liraz

Date(s) - 24 Jun 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne

GoTheatrical! open captioned performance on Saturday, 24 June 2017 at 4pm

Booking Details:  http://www.mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/season-2017/minnie-and-liraz/#unit-production-info

Please ensure that you notify the Box Office at the time of booking your tickets that you require seats with a good view of the captioning screen.

The Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield has a fiercely competitive bridge club, but with old age doing its inevitable work, no bridge partnership lasts for long. When Minnie loses her playing partner in an unfortunate swimming accident, Liraz is desperate for them to team up. You see, Minnie has a granddaughter and Liraz has a grandson. Both are hopelessly single. Laying all her cards on the table, Minnie is bidding hearts.

After her success with Neighbourhood Watch, playwright Lally Katz returns to MTC with a characteristically oddball story of kindly Jewish grandparents and raw ambition. As riotously funny and brilliantly original as you would expect a brainchild of Lally Katz to be, Minnie & Liraz has a misfit charm that will leave you grinning. Award-winning director Anne-Louise Sarks (Medea) returns to conduct a great cast in which veterans Nancye Hayes AM (Funny Girl) and Sue Jones (Other Desert Cities) mix with comedy darling Virginia Gay (Seven’s Winners and Losers).

This project is supported by the Australian Writers’ Foundation, with the generous support of Kim Williams AM.



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