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Bareboards 2023

Find out more about the plays in our September 2023 program.

A BODY IS FOUND
Written by Chris Naylor

Directed by Margareta Moir

Genre: Black Comedy

Synopsis:

A couple are about to have guests for a dinner party when they discover a dead body on the floor near the dinner table. This puts the whole night in jeopardy. Or does it?

 

Cast:

JAMES: Graham Yates

CHERYL: Annette Laarakkers

GERALD: Michael G

ALICE: Joanne Petkovich

JACK THE STRIPPER
Written by Lindsey Brown

Directed by Yvonne Balakian

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:

When your part time job is a little risqué, it's only natural to want to keep it under wraps. But what happens when your mum finds out and you're forced to lay the truth bare?

Cast:

JACK: Christopher Potter

JENNA: Indianna Erickson

PAULA: Jodianne Kanagias

KENNY'S WORLD
Written by Neil Moulang

Directed by Neil Moulang

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Synopsis:

Two young men, mates since school days, are enjoying the best years of their lives during the heady days of the early 1970's. Hippy times and sexual freedoms never before seen by their parent’s generation. Life is free and the livin' is easy, until the much dreaded news comes thru that conscription into the army is about to change their lives. How will the boys, soon become men, handle the sudden and drastic change to their lives? How will the parents manage in this, the most dramatic and socially changing time in recent Australian history.

 

Characters:

KENNY: Sam Owen

JOHNNO: Christopher Potter

STAN: Andrew Hall

GRANDAD: Darryl Chappelow

JUDY: Eleni Poulos

MUM: Karen Firmstone

LOVE, DEATH AND THAT

3-LETTER WORD
Written by Suzy Wilds

Directed by Suzy Wilds

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:

An elderly woman discovers her new ‘self’ after the death of her husband. Her concerned, prim and over protective daughter is not impressed. Together they must navigate love and loss to find a common place. A comedy about love, death and that 3-letter word and the true meaning of family and commitment.

 

Characters:

ROSE: Lynda Leavers

EMMA:  Michelle Erickson

THE WARHOL INSTITUTE FOR THE FORGOTTEN FAMOUS
Written by Robert Luxford

Directed by A. P. Lordes

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:

For some, 15 minutes of fame is not enough. They can become obsessed with being or becoming the next big worldwide sensation.

The Warhol Institute helps those who have had their fifteen minutes but don't know how to return to a normal life. But not everyone wants to return to being normal and the challenge for the therapist at the institute is to heal patients of this disorder. This challenge is further complicated when a patient has a plan to further their fame that would have fatal consequences.

Characters:

THERAPIST: Merrilee Hayes

JACQUELINE: Jade Swain

NATASHA : Eleni Poulos

PENNY: Mimi Kilbey

MARVIN: Michael G

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