Mystery in a Blimp
A madcap comedic romp!
Hershall wakes up on a blimp, but nobody knows where they’re going or how they even got on board. It’s the writer’s fault. He’s ten pages into it and doesn’t know how to finish. So, what is the mystery—the script, the Protestant or the deaf German hostess? Whatever happens just take the fortune cookie, that hasn’t been stressed enough.
Mystery in a Blimp is a fast-paced joyride, an absurd farce that self-references to the point of implosion. So, what’s it about? Just take the fortune cookie, that hasn’t been stressed enough!
Innovator, mechanic, unconventional member of the Lyceum Club, we envisage a spirited celebration of this 1920s woman.
Eat Your Heart Out
Two unashamedly avaricious sisters glory in their status as Ladies Who Lunch. But they don’t have it all. The death of their mother draws one sister’s attention to the hollowness of charity galas, tonal harmony and eating for your dosha. The other sister militantly defends a life in pastels, resisting this exploration of ‘why?’ Neither woman is accustomed to being contradicted. And fine dining requires sharp knives.
A conscious re-construction of the power wrangling by five advisors who pressured Queen Elizabeth to execute Mary Queen of Scots. These advisors find that the power to act is not enough to protect from responsibility. As the blame settles all wield their own power to fight for survival. The explicit rules are not the real rules in this power struggle.
In the not too distant future, global environmental collapse triggers wars,
the movement of millions of people, failure of mass food production and the breakdown of democracies. But this story focuses on one woman’s
desperate struggle to survive.
Maria lives in a city plagued by chronic food and water shortages. Now
it is survival of the fittest and young people have the competitive advantage.
The controlling gang has made the brutal decision that non-essential
people over 50 years old must be rounded up, deported and killed. Maria
is trapped in her apartment with her husband Paul and their neighbor, Ewa.
Their last moments are a bitter competition for food and water. But Maria
refuses to give up. Maria plans her escape. She needs to see her son one last
time. And when she does – nothing is as she wished.
Lilian, a surgeon in her fifties, denied military service in World War One, serves with the renowned Scottish Women’s Hospital in the remote Balkan snowfields. In World War Two, Mary, a radiologist, finds herself the only woman among 3000 British troops bound for the Middle East. As a peacekeeper on active service in Iraq, young doctor Tam is plagued by dreams of her own refugee experience, fleeing war-torn Saigon. Catherine, a surgeon in Afghanistan, reflects on the journeys of the remarkable women who paved the way for her own experience as a modern military doctor. Four women converse across a century.
Lost in Ringwood
Two extremely solitary women, powered by mist and rude thought, appear to be performers in a farce straight from The West End…or Geelong.
A criminal, a cross dresser, a mad woman, a photographer, a journalist, a troupe, the music, the song, the dance, the play…
The musings, ramblings and reunions of rather curious relatives.
The Girls in Grey
Set within the vast landscape of World War One, this inspirational work brings to life the voices of Australian nurses in a poetic, candid interpretation of life on active service. The Girls In Grey is published by Currency Press was included on the VCE Drama Curriculum for 2012.
by Beatrix Christian
Directed by Kevin Hopkins
Produced by Carolyn Bock
Cast: Andrew Bongiorno, Terri Brabon, Pablo Calero, Philip Cameron-Smith, Adrian Dart, Helen Hopkins and Jane Menze.
Two Sisters and a Piano
Helen and Carolyn, in this production show an insight and grasp of character that exceed their extensive experience on stage and screen. They are utterly convincing as the sisters Maria and Sophia. – Peter Green (3MBS Radio)Read the full 3MBS review