FOSSILS 'Pimples and peer pressure!'

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  • Dates: to
  • Location: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland
By Manuel Aston
Directed by Kayte New

Fossils hits Buderim this weekend for the last 3 performances.
With lots of praise for the production of this funny play about teenagers and their "ancient" parents it would be a shame if everybody didn't get the opportunity to see it for themselves. So, grab the kids, jump in the car and head to the Buderim War Memorial Hall on Friday or Saturday and have a laugh.
See Julie, Michelle and Franky deal with life as a teenager; and if that wasn't bad enough they have parents to deal with as well!
Audiences of all ages seemed to enjoy the performances at the Lake Kawana Community Centre and the j (the Noosa Youth & Community Centre) over the last two weekends.
For this weekend only students attend any performance for the Student Rate of $15 which is normally only available as a group booking through their school.

performance details
  • Venue:   Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim.
  • Evenings:        Nov 17 & 18 at 8pm.
  • Matinee:         Nov 18 at 2pm.
  • Bookings:        5445 2515.
ticket prices
  • Evening ticket prices­$27 adults; $22 concession (includes: pension & seniors card holders; group bookings of 8 or more; MEAA members; students up to 26 years old; children up to 18 years old).
  • Cut-Price Matinees­$20 all tickets.
theatre s is a non-profit co-operative theatre company taking theatre and cabaret to intimate venues on the Sunshine Coast. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. S for Simple...Sharp...Stylish.
Patrons: David and Kristin Williamson


By Manuel Aston
Directed by Kayte New
Pimples and peer pressure!
Meet Julie Jones. She has problems ­she has parents and a little brother!
Meet Julie's parents: Jenny and Peter Jones, they both work hard to give their family all the things that they never had as children. And they constantly remind their children of the fact.
Sound familiar?
Meet Michelle Watson. She has problems ­she has parents!
Meet Claire and Steve Watson: go-getters from the word go. Mobile phones and Filofaxes rule their lives ­but they have time for their youngest daughter­ just.
Sound familiar?
Meet Franky Zeferelli. He has problems­ the new kid in school, exotic sandwiches, and­ oh yeah­a mum!
Meet Maria Zeferelli: a single mother just looking out for her only boy­ and such a good boy!
Sound familiar?
This hilarious comedy is about the relationship between those ancient beings­ parents­and their over protected offspring: teenagers. The play looks at three teenagers who come from uniquely different backgrounds and how they see their parents...
"Oh yuk! Homo Parentithicus... Found in most urban areas. Usually roam in pairs. Overprotective..."
Peer pressure and pimples, Fossils deals with the usual aspects of growing up in suburban Australia; the trials and tribulations of teenagers. There's dealing with being the new boy in school, unrequited love, daggy family outings, annoying little brothers, the school dance, the "birds and the bees" lecture, and PARENTS (so old they must be fossils)!
For Fossils, director Kayte New has cast: Lucy Doherty as Julie Jones; Leilani Beth Seeto as Michelle Watson; Jackson O'Sullivan as Franky Zefferelli; Justin Evers in the dual roles of the two dads­ Peter and Steve; and Vivienne Somers in the triple roles of the three mums­Jenny, Claire and Maria!
To reinforce the point that all parents seem the same to their offspring, that is being over-protective and over-bearing, the five adult roles are played by just two actors. Anyone who saw the rehearsed reading of Roger Hall's Take a Chance on Me at Noosa Arts Theatre for the Noosa Longweekend 2006 will know that Vivienne Somers, who played 22 different characters, can handle doing 3 characters! Viv will play mum to each of the teenage characters, which probable sounds like mission impossible to some people! Audiences will be amazed at how Viv can play the "stay-at-home" mum to Julie, literally turn around and be the corporate mum to Michelle, and moments later be the "Italian mamma" to Franky.
Justin Evers, last seen on the Coast as Doug the pyromaniac in Cosi, will take on a similar challenge to play the working class dad to Julie and the corporate dad, with requisite mobile phone glued to his ear, to Michelle.
theatre s is proud to have been invited to perform Fossils as part of the opening celebrations of the new Noosa Youth and Community Centre, known as The J. The "9 days @ the j" will showcase the $6.5 million venue to the community. From youth bands, to open days, to world music, a Seniors Melbourne Cup Luncheon, theatre, pantomime and cabaret.
Fossils is an eminently suitable piece of theatre to help launch a venue dedicated in part to the youth of Noosa.
performance details
  • kawana
    • Venue ­ Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsmans Pde, Bokarina.
    • Evenings ­ Nov 3 & 4 at 8pm.
    • Bookings ­ NDS Actors, 5442 5362, Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm. Credit cards are welcome; fees apply.
  • noosa
    • Venue ­ the j, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.
    • Evenings ­ Nov 8, 9 & 11 at 8pm.
    • Schools Matinee ­ Nov 9 at 11am.
    • Bookings ­ from Oct 16: 5455 4455 Credit cards are welcome; fees apply.
  • buderim
    • Venue ­ Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim.
    • Evenings ­ Nov 17 & 18 at 8pm.
    • Matinee ­ Nov 18 at 2pm.
    • Bookings ­ from Nov 6: 5445 2515.
ticket prices
  • Evening ticket prices­$27 adults; $22 concession (includes: pension & seniors card holders; group bookings of 8 or more; MEAA members; students up to 26 years old; children up to 18 years old).
  • Cut-Price Matinees­$20 all tickets.

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Buderim War Memorial Hall, Not Assigned

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