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Ellerslie One Act Play Festival 2013

Ellerslie Theatrical Society presents the

Ellerslie One Act Play Festival 2013

22 to 31 August 2013

Comedy . Tragedy . Suspense . Romance

You might find all of these genres in this fourth season of the Ellerslie One Act Play Festival. Six plays, including three new works, and six directors cover six stories ranging from abductions and embezzlements to climate change and proposals. Three plays are being performed at each show so book for two shows to see all plays.

Bonus Quiz Nights
Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 August
Team up with friends, family or colleagues and book a table for six or join another table for a night of fun and to test your general knowledge and, of course, to see three one act plays. Simply book your tickets for either of these shows for a fun packed evening!

Performing Thursday 22 (Gala Opening), Saturday 24, Wednesday 28 (Quiz Night), Friday 30 at 8pm, Matinee on Saturday 31 at 2pm.
Happiness (new work) - written and directed by Richard De Luca
Tom and Tracy are working hard to establish their business.  Their neighbours and frequent diners, Steven and Lucy, seem to have it all.
From Here to the Library - written by Jimmie Chin and directed by Kevin Murray
Beryl had a meltdown at work and is too embarrassed to return.  Her boss turns up to see how she is and is very eager to get her to return …
Villa For Sale - written by Sacha Guitry as translated by Virginia & Frank Vernon and directed by Jocelyn McQuaid
The year is 1930 and Paramount has built a huge studio in the Paris suburb of Joinville.  Everyone is out for a quick franc and none more so than Gaston.

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Performing Friday 23 (Gala Opening), Tuesday 27 (Quiz Night), Thursday 29, Saturday 31 at 8pm. 
Matinee Sunday 25 at 2pm
Transitions (new work) - written and directed by Maggie Maxwell
'Ignorance is an interesting thing', says one of the characters in Transitions, 'it makes people feel very wise.' Transitions’ is about climate change, about marriages and gardening, and the dilemma of facing up to different truths.
How I Disappear (new work) - written and directed by Bruce Brown
Amy wakens to find herself in an unfamiliar space. She is disoriented, powerless and trapped… but not alone.  She has a choice to make and needs your help.   A dark modern parable from the mind of Bruce Brown.
The Proposal - written by Anton Chekhov and directed by Lizzie Waite
Ian proposes marriage to Natalie and tries to settle the ownership issue of their shared kiwifruit orchard at the same time.  It’s hard to decipher which is less compatible. 

Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 August 2013 at 8pm
Sunday 25 August at 2pm
Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August 8pm
Saturday 31 August at 2pm and 8pm

iTICKET – or phone 09 361 1000 (booking fee/delivery fee will apply)

Evening $22, $20 (concession) Group A or B
Matinee $16, $13 (concession) Group A or B
Group A and B (Booked together) $36

Stables Theatre (Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre, Cnr Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie, Auckland

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