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.
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.