Townsville Little Theatre’s entries in this year’s Festival of One Act Plays will be taken for a test drive this week in their annual Short Season of Short Plays – an event for the Theatre to perform and celebrate its own writers and performers, before charging into the Festival next weekend.
Townsville Little Theatre’s Sonia Zabala said audiences could expect a variety of performances, with almost all shows written by local writers.
“There will be five 10-minute plays and two one-act plays. Six out of seven of the plays are written by local writers,” Sonia said.
“Townsville Little Theatre has been an active participant in the Festival of One Act Plays every year since the Festival started 25 years ago. Paula [Mandl] and I have both participated several times in the last few years. Paula won a best actress award in her first ever appearance in the Festival, and I have won the best director twice.
“I was directing another of Tim Hehir’s plays when I jokingly asked him to write me a play with two challenging roles for women. I had forgotten about the comment until I received an email from Tim with the script attached. Paula and I loved the characters and their toxic friendship as soon as we read it.
“All of the plays from the Short Season of Short Plays will feature in the Festival of One Act Plays. However your only chance to see my entry, Random Acts of Fiction, will be next Sunday at the Festival.
“When lonely but successful romance writer, Angie, meets her biggest fan and aspiring writer, Nora, they seem destined to be best friends. Until one of them betrays their friendship with devastating consequences … but who has betrayed whom?”
Celebrate Townsville Little Theatre’s Short Season of Short Plays at St Margaret Mary’s Theatre from 7:30pm on 27-29 April. Tickets available from TryBooking.
You can then catch Townsville Little Theatre joining with the region’s most talented for the North Queensland Festival of One Act Plays at the Riverway Arts Centre from 5-7 May. Tickets available from the TicketShop.