SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL
by RAY LAWLER
Director Sharon Maine
Audition dates
Thursday 24 March 2016 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Sunday 20 March 2016 2pm to 6.30pm
Working-class Australian accents are required for all roles.
Auditions by appointment only.
This is a not-for-profit community theatre production.
Performance Dates are 15 July, 16 July, 22nd July, 23rd July, 24th July.
Weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

For sixteen years Barney and Roo, two masculine Queensland cane-cutters, have come south to Melbourne for their annual lay-off season. Each year they bring a kewpie doll as a memento for their barmaid sweethearts, and stay for five months in a faded Carlton terrace house – a time which all four live for, and which makes the rest of the year endurable. But on their seventeenth visit, in the summer of 1953, things “go off the rails” with unforeseen outcomes. At the heart of this remarkable, iconic Australian play lies the pain of having to change despite the desire to keep things the way they’ve always been.

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