Thursday, 20 August 2015

On Our Selection Student ticket offer

Contact: Moya Deigan , Hobart Rep Theatre
p: 04000 75202   e: moya.deigan@gmail.com
w: playhouse.org.au/

Date: 14 to 29 August        
Location: Playhouse Theatre,
106 Bathurst Street, HOBART

Intended Audience: Students of Drama & English

Hobart Rep Theatre just opened its two-week run of that evergreen, Australian classic – On Our Selection. It is based on the original books by Steele Rudd features the classic characters of Dad and Dave played by renowned actors, Robert Jarman and Andrew Casey with an outstanding supporting cast of Hobart's best known actors.

On Our Selection tells the story of a family in the middle of a Queensland drought: Dad Rudd and Mother are struggling to raise their brood - dopey Dave, angelic Kate, stammering Joe and gawky Sarah. Their selection (land claimed from a squatter and protected by law in attempt to get poorer people onto the land) is under attack by the ruthless Carey and his wastrel son, Jim. The despicable Jim has his eye on beautiful young Kate which leads to a fight between him and her handsome (but penniless suitor) Sandy. Meanwhile, Dave woos Lily White, Sarah tries to see her Billy (despite Dad's shotgun interventions), Rudd's neighbour, Maloney provides a bit of Irish with and charm while the local madman (Cranky Jack) pops out of his woodpile to wreak occasional havoc!

On Our Selection promises drama along with hefty doses of slapstick comedy and is supported by a delightful three-piece bush band. The show features favourite, old songs like On the Road to Gundagai, The Drover's Dream, I'm Going Back Again to Yarrawonga, Girl in a Gilded Cage, Click Go the Shears and K-K-Katie!

Secondary students are invited to attend one of two sessions at the special prices of $15 each: Wed. 19 & Thurs 20 August. Book at Centertainment 6234 5998!
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