When members of his community organisation cried out in despair that
something should be done, they could depend on Monkton to make sure
that something incredibly stupid would be done. Therefore it was
inevitable that he would become famous enough to have a play written
about him and that it would be staged at The Indee.
Nesbitt for President is this year's Comedy & Consomme play. An inside look at the naked ambition that drives otherwise sane, normal human beings, to want to sit on a committee.
Monkton Nesbitt loved being President of his committee and he was suitably dumb enough for the position. Nesbitt for President is the very funny story of a hapless, inept, little-theatre president who, after twenty-four years in the post, wants to be re-elected and set a quarter-century record. His slim chances are suddenly bolstered by the receipt of a large arts grant, but immediately zapped again, when he finds he has to give it back. From that point on Monkton B. Nesbitt finds that theatre politics make him long for the simplicity of the Middle East.
This laugh-a-minute ride through the doings of committees, features Luke Lanham as international stage director Josh Gamble and Georgia Lee Leslie as his daughter. The exceptionally strong cast includes Rita Walker, Lindley Moon, Debbie Pitura, Marion Johnson, Kate Cullen, Jerri Lee Leslie. Ruth Williams, John Burls and Anita Tilly.
Comedy & Consomme is limited to four dinner-shows only, plus two non-dining matinees. Dinner and show package $37, for eight or more $35. Sundays $18.
The Indee is warm and inviting and the three course dinner comprises a choice of soups (then act 1-Theatre Mannas), a choice of mains (then act 2-The Getting of Wisdom), coffee and dessert (then act 3-Another Gamble).
On the matinee Sundays the Kitchen of Lyn features, snacks (including the famous pies), coffee, tea, cake etc. The licensed bar offers drinks at very moderate prices.
Dinner performances of Nesbitt for President, 6.30 for 7pm Friday July 10, Saturday 11th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, 2pm Sunday 12th and 5pm Sunday 19th.
Make sure of your reservations, for individual or table bookings 5472 8200. Credit cards welcome.
Pic. John Burls (Nesbitt) and Rita Walker (Secretary Feely) in Nesbitt for President
Comedy & Consomme 'Nesbitt for President'
NESBITT FOR PRESIDENT
Independent Theatre at Eumundi
Dinner shows - Friday/Saturday July 10/11 - July 17/18 - 6.30 for 7
Matinees - Sunday July 12 at 2pm, Sunday, July 19 at 5pm
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