2015 Shorts in Winter

snowflakeFootprint Theatre Inc in association with Theatre Onset presented an evening of Short Plays in Merimbula and Bega…

Short plays The Waiting Room and Call Out, fresh from the Canberra SHORT+SWEET play festival by Footprint Theatre, plus Driving the Holden, a former Sydney SHORT+SWEET finalist by Gerry Greenland. There was also Barista by Alex Nicol and Theatre Onset and some poetry “so bad it’s great!” by William McGonagall, performed by Jamie Forbes.

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the show

  • 3 shows at Merimbula Wharf Restaurant Thurs 20 – Sat 22 August
  • 4 shows at the Thimble Theatre Bega Fri 28 – Sun 30 August

the plays


LisShelleyCALL OUT
written & directed by Lis Shelley

Featuring Michael Ubrihien as Ray, a telephone technician who loves his job, but is about to get an offer he can’t refuse from an unexpected source.
Also featuring Jon Bignell as Gaz and The Voice and the voiceover talents of Kerry Hynes and Thelma Went as the Callers.
Performed at the Canberra SHORT+SWEET Festival 2015.
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written by Graham Brown
directed by Wilma Donovan

Featuring Michael Ubrihien as the rough-as-guts Shane, who meets the very proper Prue (played by Kerry Hynes) in The Waiting Room. Their dislike for each other is matched only by their hatred for waiting. Also featuring Jon Bignell as Vlad and Wilma Donovan as Jane.
Performed at the Canberra SHORT+SWEET Festival 2015.
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DRIVING THE HOLDEN
written by Gerry Greenland
directed by Lis Shelley

Featuring Karl Auer as George Kravic, a crusty old Vietnam veteran with Parkinsons, who just likes to be left alone. George’s life is about to be turned upside down when Eddie (Lis Shelley) who is forced to do community service, comes knocking.
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BARISTA
written by Alex Nicol
directed by Diana Nicol

Featuring Niamh Nicol, Alex wrote this play in a day in a shopfront in Bega, as part of the Festival of the Face festival in 2014.
It’s cool being a barista. I mean, it’s more than coffee, it’s a show, You’re an artiste, sort-of. And then along comes a memory from the past, from a time where work had a little more dignity… or did it?

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THE POETRY OF WILLIAM MCGONAGALL
William McGonagall.jpgWilliam McGonagall is acclaimed as the worst poet in British history. Jamie Forbes from Theatre Onset will perform some of William’s best (or should that be worst) known works! “Poetry so bad it’s great!”

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