2017 Spring Shorts


Spring Shorts: Six Short Plays was performed at the Wharf Restaurant, Merimbula on 15 & 16 September and at the Funhouse Bega on 22, 23 & 24 September 2017.

Spring Shorts was a performance of six short plays, three of which are by Bega Valley playwrights.




Walking The Dog
written and directed by Penelope Hunt

Jill decides to investigate why their dog Barney is looking even fatter since her recently retrenched husband Darryl took over ‘walkies’.

Darryl – Karl Auer
Jill – Penelope Hunt
Sally- Lis Shelley

One Night Stan
by Adam Szudrich
directed by Lis Shelley

Three women of different generations all dating the same man give an independent assessment of their date with ‘Stan’.

Rachel – Sarah Dangers
Holly – Alli Faulkner
Marie – Jane Gordon

One Night Stan was voted the “Audience’s Favourite Play” at the world’s largest short play competition – Sydney Short+Sweet 2017 and Best Play at Hollywood Short+Sweet 2017

Slow Dating
by Adam Szudrich
directed by Lis Shelley

Ester is a happily married woman in her 70s when she drops in to a Speed Dating event at her local club.

If you’ve seen this play before, watch it again…this is an updated version from playwright Adam Szudrich!

Featuring Penelope Hunt Runner Up Best Actor Canberra Short+Sweet 2016 for her portrayal of ‘Ester’

Slow Dating – Ester (Penelope Hunt)

Waiting for Go
by Elspeth Tilley
directed by Kerry Hynes

Roadworkers Flo and Sam reflect on the impatient speed of our modern life on its fast track to the destruction of our planet.

Flo – Jonathan Bignell
Sam – Tarun Penukonda

Security Blanket
by Anna Auer
directed by Penelope Hunt

Sophie is worried that her brother Mike will never step out of the house again, and her boyfriend Nick is sick of it…until Alex arrives with pizza.

Sophie – Sasha Brooksby
Mike, Sophie’s brother – Jett Ringland
Nick, Sophie’s boyfriend – Zach Hooker
Alex, pizza deliverer – Anna Auer

Home Sweet Home
by Diana Harley
directed by Karl Auer

Homeless Ronnie is a statistic. His car is his castle.

Featuring Jonathan Bignell