In the first installment of the 2012 True West independent Theatre Season comes His Room, written by born and bred Blacktown boy, Wayne Tunks playing from Thursday 13 to Saturday 22 September.
You and a guest are invited
to the opening night of
Written by Wayne Tunks
Directed by Liane Norman
Starring Amanda Marsden, Lynden Jones, Gabriel McCarthy, Barton Williams, Christine Greenough
on Thursday 13 September at Riverside Theatre from 6.30pm
Invitation includes transport and refreshments from Sydney City
HIS ROOM launches the 2012 season of True West Independent Theatre, an annual season of the freshest writing inspired by the stories of one of Australia’s most culturally stimulating, diverse and densely populated hubs. True West gives voice to Sydney's west. These are stories of the contemporary Australian – our history, our journeys and our collective passions.
Join us for a road trip to Parramatta, the heart of Sydney - A chartered bus for HIS ROOM attendees has been organized to pick up guests from a designated pick up point and a return - refreshments will be served on the bus as you network with other industry VIP’s
Over the course of 2012, True West is presenting three assisted theatre productions in a season of work chosen to give voice to Sydney's west. The three recipients for 2012 include HIS ROOM, A VIEW FROM MOVING WINDOWS and STORIES FROM THE WEST SIDE.
The program encourages all forms of performance: new Australian plays, drama and comedy, multimedia and hybrid theatre forms, devised performance, music theatre or physical theatre that is text based and culturally specific works. Each production is assisted with a financial and marketing package for presentation from September for a two-week season each in Raffertys Theatre, Riverside's 90 seat black box studio. Supported by a grant from Arts NSW and supplemented by Riverside Theatres, True West has become a new breeding ground for up and coming talents in theatre arts.
Starring Amanda Marsden, Lynden Jones, Gabriel McCarthy, Barton Williams, Christine Greenough, His Room is a poignant snapshot of a family caught between memory, guilt and the need to reconnect.
It is ten years since five-year old Angus Harrison disappeared without trace. Kelly, his mother refuses to accept that he may never return and has made a shrine of Angus's bedroom. As she retreats from the family, husband Steve is being frozen out and teenage son Todd has his own problems but no one is listening. On the eve of the anniversary of the disappearance the family is thrown into crisis when Detective Ryan brings new hope of finding Angus alive.
Written by Wayne Tunks
Director Liane Norman
Designer Anna Gardiner
Lighting Designer Larry Kelly
Adult $27; Under 30s & Conc $23; Groups 10+ $23
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Sep 13, 2012 19:30 PM to Sep 22, 2012 22:30 PM
Corner Church and Market Streets
Sydney: Outer West, New South Wales, Australia
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