One-Act Play Festival

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  • Location: Noosa Arts Theatre, Noosaville 4566 Queensland

Drama, Comedy and Romance All in One Night

There is something adventurous in going to see three new one act plays in one night.  It's an adventure that audiences to the Noosa Arts One Act Play Festival have been enjoying for over thirty years. And what a bumper year 2010 will be for audiences.

2010 has seen some great plays submitted.  Among the 55 entries received from all over Australia, there were 5 previous winners.  This year also offers that appealing mix of drama and comedy that gives variety and interest to the night. 

God Willing, written by Bruce Olive from Buderim, is a chilling drama inspired by the terrorist attack on the Mumbai hotel. It looks at the nature of modern terrorism, and why some people are so desperate that they will sacrifice their own lives in order to satisfy their goals.
The Usual Five for Lunch, written by a School teacher from NSW, Paul Addison, is a comedy, set in the lounge bar of a run down country town pub, which explores the tangled relationships of 3 generations of women who have more in common than they realise.
Tudo Ou Nada is a very funny comedy by local Frank Wilkie. Ingrained prejudices, family secrets and damaging indiscretions are exposed when two lovers from vastly different cultural backgrounds bring their dysfunctional parents together for the first time and explain their decision to defy custom and remain unmarried.

Three very experienced and talented Directors, Sue Clapham, Jenni McCaul and Sue Sewell combine with exceptional actors, including Jodie Bushby, the winner of the Best Actress Award last year, to make this a night of fabulous theatre.
Audiences can also enjoy the wonderful tradition of voting for their favourite play which wins the Nancy Cato Award and is published by Maverick Musicals.

The winner of the Best Play will receive $2500 prize money for Best Play, sponsored by Macquarie. 

This winner of the Best Play and the Audience Choice winner will be announced following the final performance on Saturday June 12 and will be showcased at the Noosa Long Weekend.

For over thirty years, Noosa Council and more recently, the Sunshine Coast Council have supported this event.  Noosa Arts Theatre is very grateful to the Sunshine Coast Council for their grant of $2500 to assist with the costs of the One Act Play Festival in 2010.

One-Act Play Festival

Performances are on 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 June at 7.30pm with a matinee on 6 June at 2pm.  Adults $22, Conc $18, Group (10+) $16.  Bookings on 5449 9343, online at or counter bookings from 9am to noon Tues to Sat at Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd.

graphic to the right: Guest adjudicator last year, Brisbane Actor, Writer and  Director Ron Kelly, awarded the prize for Best Actress to Jodie Bushby, who will appear in the chilling drama God Willing this year.

Coast News Giveaway:
Congratulations to Lawrie of Cooroy and Debra of Maroochydore who were lucky enough to have their names pulled out of the hat to score these brilliant doubles to the Theatre Event of the Year, 'The Noosa Arts One-Act Play Festival'!

DO NOT miss out on this, every year they seem to get better and better, and you also get your chance to vote for 'audience choice' winner, so get along to them if you can!

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