Presented with Queensland Theatre Company
Rehearsed Play Reading directed by Jon Halpin
"A touching fable about the theater, by a writer who was born for the theater." Chicago Tribune
Queensland Theatre Company presents Eugene Gilfedder and Tim Dashwood in a rehearsed play reading of A Life in the Theatre by premier American playwright, David Mamet.
This funny and loving ode to the trials and joys of a life onstage examines the relationship between two actors in a small town repertory theatre.
Robert, a stage veteran, is intent on teaching young, up-andcoming actor John the tricks and truths of the trade. As the two spar onstage and off, their professional rivalry gradually overshadows their friendship creating an almost imperceptible but deeply felt shift in power between teacher and student.
Mamet's comic, clever and sharply observed piece juxtaposes the real world behind the scenes with the actors' performances in front of the footlights.
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE by David Mamet
Wednesday 9 1.00pm $22 The J
Duration: 90 minutes, no interval.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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