2010 Inheritance

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The cast and crew of Inheritance after the last show on 29 August 2010.
Back L-R: Peter and Thelma Went, Jamie Forbes, Robert Buck, Martin McGee, Louise Yeoman, Sharon Wassink, Karl Auer, Lis Shelley, Mahamati, Judy Shelley, Phil Cheek. Front L-R, seated: Wilma Donovan, Peter O’Brien, Catherine Vance, Kerry Hynes, Anna Auer, Jesse Tankard, Alby McKnight, Maddy Stocker.

BACKGROUND

In early 2009, The Writers of the Far South Coast set an exercise to write some short plays on the theme of “inheritance”. Five of the plays were shortlisted for a workshop by Footprint Theatre in November 2009.

In a further collaboration between local theatre groups, a sixth short play directed and performed by members of Theatre Onset in Bega.

Cast members performed a series of improvised pieces between the plays. Audience favourites included: “on the bus to Eden”, “woodcarving in Russia” and “an heirloom piano on a boat”.

THE SIX SHORT PLAYS


THE BEST PLACE
TO EAT SPAGHETTI

by Nance Cookson
Director Karl Auer
(Footprint Theatre)

Alfred brings news to his mate Tony that his grandmother is out on bail after a pub altercation.

  • Karl Auer (Tony)
  • Martin McGee (Alfred)
  • Robert Buck (Reverend Abbott)
  • Thelma Went (Grandma)

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Short play performed by Theatre Onset
Director Mahamati

Cast: Maddy Stocker, Alby McKnight, Jamie Forbes

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I DIDN’T KNOW

by Larry Oakley
Director Catherine Vance
(Footprint Theatre)

Police attending a car accident are reminded that police are people too.

  • Jesse Tankard (Senior Constable Harry Browne)
  • Kerry Hynes (Senior Constable Meg Campbell)
  • Karl Auer (Fire Captain)
  • Robert Buck (Inspector Scarlett)
  • Martin McGee (Sergeant Ralph O’Day)
  • Lis Shelley (voice of D24/VKC)

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THE COLLECTION

by Rosslyn Thomas
Director Lis Shelley
(Footprint Theatre)

An old man escapes his retirement home to visit his collection of antique clocks, hoping to avoid his new daughter-in-law Diana. Though helped by his granddaughter and her boyfriend, he still ends up in the poo!

  • Catherine Vance (Jazz)
  • Peter O’Brien (Granddad)
  • Jesse Tankard (Spikey)
  • Louise Yeoman (Diana)

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INHERITANCE

by Mary Ellen Turbet
Director Lis Shelley
(Footprint Theatre)

Two sisters must decide what to do about their intellectually disabled uncle George, now that his lifelong carer – their grandmother – has died.

  • Lis Shelley (Lisa)
  • Kerry Hynes (Marie)

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IRISH BOYS

by Anna Buck
Director Robert Buck
(Footprint Theatre/Theatre Onset)

Sid returns with his wife Jane to England, to visit his mother, Sarah. On a trip to visit Sarah’s sister, old tensions arise and skeletons come out of the closet!

  • Peter O’Brien (Sid)
  • Sharon Wassink (Jane)
  • Thelma Went (Sarah)
  • Wilma Donovan (Else)

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THE DIRECTORS

Karl Auer | Catherine Vance | Robert Buck | Lis Shelley | Mahamati (no photo)

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THE CREW

  • Sets, props, costumes & stage management: Phil Cheek & Judy Shelley

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  • Lighting: Mahamati & Peter Went
  • Sound: Lis Shelley & Anna Auer
  • Front of house: Karen Tarpey, Dyanne Harvey, Lynne Cheek, Anna Auer

CREDITS

Inheritance logo image adapted from a photo owned by D Sharon Pruitt

A BIG THANK YOU TO

Pambula & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Peter Went, Gerry Corcoran, Nick Hynes, David Stocker, Anna Auer, Ric Wright, The Writers of the Far South Coast, Theatre Onset, Men’s Shed @ Merimbula, Sapphire Spare Parts, Discovery Holiday Park Pambula, Eden Community Radio,  ABC Radio Southeast,  South East Arts Region (SEAR), our front of house volunteers and our understanding family members.