POLITICS, PATRIOTISM AND PROGRESS: AN IRREVERANT LOOK AT AUSTRALIAN LIFE
Throw away the politically correct handbook and get ready to celebrate our national day with MATES Theatre Genesis and the Redland Museum when they present the comedy “Australia Day”.
“Australia Day” is a witty, irreverent and thoroughly amusing insight into Australian life as the townsfolk of Coriole prepare to celebrate the national day.
Written by Jonathan Biggins, “Australia Day” is a modern comedy dealing with modern issues. Its archetypical Australian characters are involved in some hilarious moments as they address many of the social issues which are currently at the forefront of the national consciousness.
“Australia Day” holds up a mirror to Australian society as it goes through extremes of emotion: from the witty irreverency of the Australian sense of humour to intense dramatic encounters where characters confront their inner demons.
“Australia Day” is set in the fictional, Queensland country town of Coriole and the story centres on the lives of the six-person Australia Day Organising Committee as they make preparations for – and then hopefully carry out to perfection – the town’s celebrations.
Politics, patriotism and progress are at the heart of this very Australian comedy which features characters audiences will instantly identify with: from Brian the Mayor, who is looking to upgrade his political career into Federal politics; his loyal deputy Roberta; long-time local and builder Wally; and Marie, President of the local CWA; plus new arrivals in town Helen, a Greens’ councillor who has moved up from the city; and local schoolteacher – and perpetual jokester – Chester, an Australian-born-Chinese.
“Australia Day” is playing at the MAGDA Community Artz Bardon, one show ONLY on Saturday, 18 February.
Bookings can be made by contacting the MAGDA Community Artz, either via their website or by phone.
Telephone: MAGDA Community Artz on 0400 497 422