A staged reading of the George Landen Dann play
Director: Sue Davis
Featuring: Kate Foy, Mark Darin, Mary Eggleston, Sam Coward, Sharon Grimley & Xanthe Coward.
George Landen Dann was Queensland's first major playwright, who won numerous playwriting competitions and had his work staged around Australia and broadcast on ABC radio and television.
He spent the last twenty years of his life (from 1954-77) living on the Sunshine Coast, initially at Coolum and then at Lake Webya Drive, Noosaville. The Orange Grove was written while he lived at Coolum and was inspired by a woman he met who lived on the ti-tree flats near the Maroochy River. It was broadcast on ABC radio in the late 1950s and early 1960s and recognised as one of his major works. Its subject matter draws from with the great literary themes of love, betrayal and revenge while reflecting on the costs of progress for the little people who become sacrificial pawns in the business of development.
The Orange Grove is a touching drama that prompts personal contemplation - about human relationships, about mortality, about caring for people and place.
Local writer/director Sue Davis has been researching Dann's life for an upcoming publication of his work by Playlab Press and was excited to discover the Sunshine Coast connections to his life and this particular work. You won't want to miss this special rehearsed reading, the first time Dann's work has been staged on the Sunshine Coast, and featuring an outstanding cast with professional actor/director Kate Foy and some of the cream of our Sunshine Coast acting talent.
2 only! Saturday, APRIL 13 at 2pm and 7.30pm
All tickets: $10
Counter sales: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to noon until March 30
Phone sales: 5449 9343, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to noon
A Play Reading of 'The Orange Grove'
Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville
Saturday April 17th
2pm and 7.30pm
All Tickets $10
For counter sales: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to noon until March 30th
Phone Sales: 07 5449 9343, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to Noon
03 Apr 2013 - The Orange Grove at Noosa Arts Theatre
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