Footprint Theatre’s entry in the inaugural Short+Sweet Illawarra festival received 2nd place in both the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice with Slow Dating by Adam Szudrich, directed by Lis Shelley and featuring Penelope Hunt as ‘Ester’.
“Slow Dating was part of the Week 2 program at the Pheonix Theatre in Coniston. The first solo monologue piece of the night, Slow Dating stars Hunt as Ester, a happily married woman in her seventies who stumbles onto a speed dating event which aroused her curiosity. Hunt tells Ester’s story quite pleasantly as she wins the audience over immediately with a dementia joke and ventures on into other racy humour before getting to the more emotional side. Audiences were interested in this piece from beginning to end, with one even saying it was the best monologue he’d ever seen. Very easy to see why it was 2nd place in both the audience and judge’s vote.” – Review by Black Box Theatre