What: The Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival
When: August 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2007
Where: Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Just like a short film festival, only LIVE!
That is the way organisers describe the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival coming up in Buderim next month.
It only happens once a year, and it starts on Thursday 16th August at 8pm.
With 31 Short Plays on offer from all over the state, this will be the 28th annual Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival, and this year, the event welcomes guest adjudicator Peter Sumner to the event. Sumner is one of Australia's finest actors of stage and screen, and is a familiar face on our television screens, having appeared in many long running television series such as Spyforce, Homicide, Cleudo, The Dismissal, Jessica and many more.
The festival continues all weekend, with sessions on Friday night 17th, all day Saturday 18th and all day again on Sunday 19th August at the Buderim War Memorial Hall.
This annual four-day festival presented by the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance, offers a great weekend of theatre, with theatre troupes from all over the state coming to the Sunshine Coast to perform. Theatre companies from Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Beenleigh, the Gold Coast and Brisbane, along with some of the coasts finest, are set to compete at the festival.
For those who have never been to a theatre festival before, it is very similar to a Short Film Festival, only the performance is LIVE!
These types of festivals offer an opportunity for writers, directors and actors to perform new plays, and are often a platform for cutting edge theatre.
A detailed program with session times is online, at the FESTIVAL page at www.livetheatre.com.au
, or phone 5449 9972 during office hours.
There is no need to book as all tickets are available at the door. All 31plays are short, somewhere between 30 and 50 minutes long, and there is something for everyone. Tickets are just $30.00 for a Weekend Festival Pass (less than $1 per play), and $10 for a single Session Pass. Each session has 3 plays. The Weekend Festival Pass allows you to come and go all weekend.
This event is supported by the Maroochy Tourism Industry Advisory Board and the Maroochy Shire Council.
This is a great weekend of live theatre, so come along and catch some of the action at the Buderim War Memorial Hall on the corner of Gloucester Road and Main Streets, Buderim.
Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival - Great Entertainment......... Great Value!
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WEEKEND PASS GIVEAWAY
Congratulations to Julie from Sunshine Beach who was the winner of the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival Weekend Passes. If last year was anything to go on, she will thoroughly enjoy the short plays on offer this weekend :) Stay tuned to 'Coast News
' for more Giveaways...
A 4 day feast of Live Theatre here on the Sunshine Coast!
Actors from all over Queensland will come to the Sunshine Coast on August 16 to compete in the 28th Annual Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival, a 4 day feast of live theatre.
With 31 short plays on offer over the 4 days of the festival, there is something for everyone.
At just $30.00, a Weekend Festival Pass is great value, giving you entry to all 31 plays.
That is less than $1 per play.
This is a fun weekend of entertainment, with some of Queensland's finest from as far away as Yeppoon and Rockhampton, competing for top honours with our local theatre companies.