Friday, 9 November 2018

Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue

Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue opens next week at the The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.

Autumn 1954. Food meets art. In a house beside the Nepean River a young woman is crying. Iris is chopping onions while Leo cooks the wild mushrooms he picked that morning. Iris is growing up at the foot of the Blue Mountains but dreaming of a future far away. Leo is making a new life for himself after fleeing war-ravaged Europe. Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue is a story of surviving and thriving. It's the story of Iris and Leo, two outsiders peeking in at a world of money, power and gossip as they prepare canapés and cocktails for a raucous gathering of some of Sydney's cultural elite. 

Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue is directed by Nick Atkins, performed by Adam Booth and Kate Worsley, designed by Katja Handt and features the live music of cellist/composer Me-Lee Hay. 

Inspired by the history of Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue peers through the eyes of ‘the help,’ to offer a fresh take on Emu Plains (and Modernist art) in the 1950s—a period of both continuity and change in Australia.

 The season runs for two weeks from 15-24 November. Shows are at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 pm matinee on Saturday 17 November. More info and to book tickets here.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

5 out of 7...

Melbourne Cup Night, and not a fascinator in sight. Here we are at the Nag's Head in Glebe. Missing Verity and Vanessa, our two out-of-towners, while plotting world revolution over chips and aioli.

Watch this space for an imminent blog from Donna, just returned from the International Women Playwrights' Conference in Chile.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Congratulations Noëlle!

Happy news for 7-ONer Noëlle whose radio script, Seoul City Sue, won the 2018 AWGIE Award for Radio on Thursday. The piece is Noëlle’s attempt to trace and understand how a Methodist missionary from Middle America ended up broadcasting propaganda for the North Koreans during the 1950-53 Korean War. You can listen to or download the program from the ABC Radio National website here

Also congratulations to playwriting winners Angela Betzien, Finegan Kruckemeyer and Michele Lee, and to Sue Smith, the very deserving recipient of the Australian Writers' Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The woman kneeling in this 1951 photo is Ann Wallis Suhr who was Seoul City Sue ... probably.