20 - 25 Feb
Run time80 minutes (no interval)
A new play by Liz Newell
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
In a vaguely-Italian restaurant in an average small town, eight employees dance around themselves, their ambitions, and each other.
A manager deals with a subpar boyfriend and the creeping realisation she’s not great at her job. A former employee is having a hard time letting go, and navigating an unplanned pregnancy. A waiter focuses on being the life of the party, and a kitchen hand grapples with teaching others to see them for who they truly are.
Sometimes they sorta want to kill each other, and other times they unite over a common enemy, like Colonel Mustard, the homeless guy who douses customers with the condiments he’s nicked.
It feels like nothing will ever, ever change. Maybe it won’t. Maybe it will. Either way, they’re probably gonna run out of sauce.
From writer Liz Newell (Toast, Alone Outside) and director Emily McLean (Toast, The Wolves, Grounded) comes a deeply funny and moving look at who we can become when the rug’s pulled out from under us.
STAGE ONE is a Curtin Theatre Arts initiative. Now in its 12th year, STAGE ONE offers a Western Australian playwright the opportunity to write and premiere a new play and provides our undergraduate acting and technical students with the experience of working with a playwright, director and designer on the development and production of a new work in a professional venue.
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Lou - Kate Naunton-Morgan
Charity - Annalisa Cicchini
Clem - Tiandra Seal
Vas - Tom Cartwright
Darcy - Emilie Tiivel
Tyler - Keely Johnston
Danny - Tom Ford
Alma - Zoe Garciano
Assistant Production Coordinator
Assistant Stage Managers
Paige Flatt & Ciedele Mezger
Alex and Yell