16 August – Double bill with Anglesea Performing Arts performing ‘Love, loss and what I wore’
17 August ‘Sudan’ by itself plus a Q&A and supper.
Our mid-year production was ‘Sudan’, a one-act play about the last living male Northern White Rhino. He has been in captivity in different cities around the world for many years and for the last 12 years to protect him from poachers. He has an armed guard around him and a dedicated carer.
By Christine Davey
Directed by Graci Lynch
Running Time 35mins
- Sudan – Fred Preston
- Frank – Mary Steuten
- Cathy – Kathryn O’Neill
Synopsis (by the author)
This story is in response to an animal called Sudan. The last male Northern White rhino, Sudan died in 2018 aged 45. His legs were becoming frail, he could no longer walk, and the decision was made to euthanize this beautiful being before the pain and disability became too great for him to carry. He had been in captivity all his life, the past few years guarded day and night by armed gunmen to keep him safe from poachers. His species is at the edge of extinction. We did this. Humans did this. We slaughtered these noble creatures and now there is no going back. This story cannot change that, but it can, in its own small way, help us come to terms with what we’ve done. This story contains no answers, but it is written in tribute to Sudan. It’s the very, very least I can do.
Its world premiere was on Thursday 16 August in Torquay.
LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Directed by Nikki Watson
Design – Iris Walsh Howling
Choreography – Stacey Carmichael
Running Time 35mins
- Stacey Carmichael
- Melinda Chapman
- Julie Fryman
- Kirstin Honey
- Lina Libroaperto
- Libby Stapleton
Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation meanders from bittersweet stories of relationships, to odes about black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that make mothers cringe, Love, Loss and What I Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way.
Thursday 16 August in Torquay: “Sudan” by TTT and “Love, loss and what I wore” by Anglesea Performing Arts.
Friday 17 August in Torquay: “Sudan” with a Q&A with cast and author and supper.
Saturday 18 August (Anglesea one-act play Festival) – we’re on at 8:50pm but come and see all 19 plays!
(25 & 26 August – Private performances at 2 Torquay retirement villages – Star of the Sea and Kithbrooke).