Minefields and Miniskirts opens at Noosa Arts Theatre on 13 March for a season of nine performances.
It is based on a book by Siobhan McHugh, an award-winning author, broadcaster and oral historian. The stage adaptation of Minefields and Miniskirts has played to over 50,000 people around Australia and is based on stories and memories from the women who were affected by the Vietnam War.
A volunteer, a journalist, a nurse, the wife of a Vietnam vet and an entertainer cross paths at an Anzac Day march during the 1980′s. The women are transported back to the 1960′s and early 1970′s to their youthful experiences in Vietnam into a memory world where rice paddies, paper lanterns and ancient temples team with G.I’s, orphaned children and constant bombardment.
The play features many iconic songs of the period written by female singer/songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carole King, Buffy St. Marie and Melanie Safka.
Minefields and Miniskirts is full of surprises. The pain of war is in this play, but you should also come prepared to laugh. No bomb ever killed the Australian sense of humour.
It is directed by Jenni McCaul who has won many awards for acting and directing and stars Sharon Grimley, Tania Nash, Jannine Ritchie, Kitten Styler and Julia Verburgt, all of whom have a depth of experience and have won acting awards.
The play is not recommended for young children
Performances are on March 13 (Cut-price Preview), March 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, March 19 Zonta Noosa Fundraiser. All evening performances start at 7.30pm. Matinees March 16 at 2pm & 22 at 1pm
Adult $29, Concession $25, Member/Group* $23, Child** (U17) $20, Preview $20.
Zonta Noosa is renowned for being a group of women who get things done but have fun doing it. Since its formation in 1993, Zonta Noosa had raised funds to the tune of approximately $500,000 for a variety of projects.
For the past 12 years the Club has raised funds to award bursaries to women studying Science with an environmental focus and women studying Business. Each award is for $1000 and it is this project that is the special focus of the fundraiser night on 19 March which starts at 7.30pm. All tickets for this night are $35 which includes supper at interval.
Bookings 5449 9343, online at www.noosaartstheatre.org.au, at theatre 9am to 1pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Minefields and Miniskirts
Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville
Performances are on March 13th (Cut-price Preview), 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, March 19th Zonta Noosa Fundrasier.
All evening performances start at 7.30pm. Matinees March 16 at 2pm & 22 at 1pm
For further information or for bookings please contact 5449 9343, online at www.noosaartstheatre.org.au
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