Talented locals tread the boards in 2020 Short+Sweet Festival
THE ‘biggest little theatre festival in the world’ continues into Week 3 and the tasty 10-minute theatre treats include a James Bond parody, a play entirely signed in Auslan, a couple making the most of limited time left, two great buddy comedies and a friendship that turns into an unexpected romance.
It all takes place from this Thursday, February 27, to Sunday, March 1, at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills.
Inner West actors include Rebecca Towns of Dulwich Hill (Licence to Thrill); Marrickville Director Uma Kali Shakti (Cashless); Newtown’s Davo Hardy (A Silent Agreement); Marrickville’s Tara Simmonds and Rebecca Nowell (Dinosaur); Ashfield’s Reena Akhtar (Interrupted); and Summer Hills’ Charlotte Connor (Sally).
‘Licence to Thrill’ turns James Bond on his head (and round and round).
In ‘Cashless’, an angry customer deals with millennial in-store staff who won’t accept cash!
LGBTI+ filmmaker Davo Hardy keeps his kit on while performing in Auslan, portraying a stuttering writer who is inspired by a profoundly deaf man in ‘A Silent Agreement’. It’s a tale of hurdles overcome, teachers and students, stolen art, humiliation, defeat and redemption … and all in just 10 minutes!
‘Dinosaur’ is a comedy about two flatmates with two tickets to a show. Jamie wants Spencer to come out … but she believes if she goes outside she will be eaten by a dinosaur!
‘Interrupted’ sees two jilted lovers speak truths about their respective relationships. Then something unexpected happens at – of all places – the airport.
In ‘Sally’, two women share their harrowing tale of escape.
Gala finals will take place the Anzac Day weekend, with tickets, $15-$27, and more info at shortandsweet.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.