Preview: ‘Summer of the Seventeenth Doll’

19 Mar

‘Summer of the Seventeenth Doll’. Photo courtesy of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.

One of the most iconic Australian plays is coming to Wollongong this week as part of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 season.

Written by Ray Lawler and first performed in 1955, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is considered one of the first plays to distinctly portray Australian life.

Centred around four main characters, who meet in a house they share in Carlton every summer, the play is set during the seventeenth annual summer the protagonists share together.  This summer, however, is different.

Director Neil Armfield revives this classic tale, starring Blazey Best, James Hoare, Steve Le Marquand, Travis McMahon, Robyn Nevin, Helen Thompson and Eloise Winestock.

Opening night of the Belvoir Theatre company’s production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is Wednesday 21st March at Wollongong’s IPAC theatre.  The performance ends on Saturday 24th.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: