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SCR hosts FREE National Australian Playwrights Tour

National Australian Playwrights Tour Stops at SCR

FREE Tickets - Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis and exclusively through the Box Office: call (714)[masked] or go or in person.

Some of Australia’s leading performance writers are on a whirlwind tour of the United States to help promote their nation’s storytelling.

A one-night-only reading of works by two up-and-coming writers on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Nicholas Studio. You’re invited to this free event!

The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell
by Reg Crib
Aspiring young actor Craig has gotten his big break: to play Daniel Gartrell, Australia’s greatest bush poet, in a bio-pic. Daniel is a hermit who has taken refuge in the suburbs with his daughter Sarah as his only connection to the outside world, but has agreed to let Craig interview him. Craig obsessively pursues his desire to unearth the key to the poet’s haunted past, hidden within Daniel’s most famous, but unfinished poem “Mt. Ragged.” The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell is a gothic Australian tale that is by turns darkly humorous and intensely gripping.

Trollop
by Maxine Mellor
Clara is wallowing in the misery of her unemployment and obsessed by the images of natural disasters on TV. She’s haunted by what she could aspire to if she could break out of this funk. Her relentlessly upbeat partner Erik offers to do anything he can to help and Clara devises a series of increasingly gruesome ‘quests’ for him. One dark night, a stranger calls—and the chinks in the pair’s relationship start to widen, revealing uncomfortable truths and hinting at the horrors to come, as ancient myths are dragged, growling, into the modern-day. Meshing mythical trolls with our modern ones, Trollop is a complex examination of man-made disasters and spectacular monsters.

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  • Lisa

    Great event. Although at the end it was weird to see the poor actress not be able to move. Anyone hear what happen?

    February 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, even the other actors weren't certain what to do! Very nice of the playwright to come down and help. I'm not certain but I think the actress exhausted herself performing her final dramatic act.

      February 20, 2014

    • Lisa

      She really got into the part.

      February 20, 2014

  • Derek J.

    I left at the intermission which now appears to have been a wise choice. I loved the first reading it was great with an undertone of Aussie humour and as an Aussie myself I found it to be so good.

    February 20, 2014

    • Lisa

      The second reading was completed. After it was done she just sat there.

      February 20, 2014

  • Barbara

    Did not get a ticket.

    February 15, 2014

    • ROSALYN

      Barbara u can go as my guest... Quick I'll call box office &.notify.them.to add ur name so u can just go to window state ur name &.they will issue one of my guest ticket. My guests notified me. Thks lastonitr

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    tix are sold out per the box office

    February 18, 2014

    • ROSALYN

      GREG13 I HAVE AN EXTRA ticket. Quick I can call box office & add ur name as my guest. My guests aren't able to go

      February 19, 2014

  • Kathryn

    Would you provide the telephone number to call please? TY!

    February 9, 2014

    • Lisa

      Its posted in the information under the part that says free,and then has the phone #

      February 9, 2014

    • ROSALYN

      KATHRYN QUICK I HAVE 3 EXTRA TICKETS ..SHLD I CALL & GIVE BOX OFFICE UR NAME AS MY GUEST..

      February 19, 2014

  • Kathryn

    Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain a ticket. If anyone has an extra ticket, please let me know. SCR rep said there may be a wait line an hour before the show, limited to the first 10 in the wait line, but that's a bit to far for me to drive on speculation.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Kathryn

    Hi Lisa!
    TY for taking time to respond. The number was masked yesterday when I viewed the e-notice. I didn't go onto the meetup site directly, so now I know to do that when I see masked numbers, which has happened a couple times before. Regards.

    February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think there are two settings, some groups dont allow address and/or phine numbers to be displayed on the event web page if you are not logged in or a member of the group, and maybe the phone number wasn't displayed in the email? I don't keep the emails so I can't look to verify.

      February 11, 2014

    • Lisa

      No problem ,you are welcome.

      February 11, 2014

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