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State Theatre Company South Australia: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

19 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ACST

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Appleton is the quintessential small Australian country town. Some inhabitants are happy to embrace change, others aren’t fans of the tree-changers and their city ways. When Penny returns to her childhood home to become the new local doctor, she arrives just in time for the Appleton Show and its famous potato race, and is shocked to discover that the man’s prize is $1,000 and the woman’s prize is . . . $200? Not if Penny has anything to do with it. Inspired by true events, Melanie Tait’s affectionate, 90-minute comedy is effervescently entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, with serious things to say. Elena Carapetis directs.

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Appleton is the quintessential small Australian country town. There are those in the town who embrace change, like long-time resident Barb. And there are those, like Barb’s friend Bev, who aren’t fans of the tree-changers and their city ways.

Penny returns to her childhood home just in time for the Appleton Show and its famous potato race, where the winning man’s prize is $1,000 and the winning woman’s prize is… $200? Not if Penny has anything to do with it. The determined doctor swings into action to right this wrong; she’s going to smash through the glass ceiling, one potato sack at a time.

Inspired by true events, Melanie Tait’s affectionate Australian comedy receives its South Australian premiere following triumphant seasons around the country. The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is an effervescent, hilarious and big-hearted tale about women taking action and showing the world there’s more than one way to win a race.

Details

Date:
19 June
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ACST
Event Category:
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Venue

Royalty Theatre
65 Angas St
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
Phone:
(08) 8223 5765

Organiser

State Theatre Company South Australia
Phone:
(08) 8415 5333
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