AussieTheatre has three double passes to giveaway to the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Glen St Theatre on 20 May.
A story of love, heartache, hope and loss, Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll remains one of the theatrical canon’s most moving explorations of the fading of youth and dreams. Crackling with earthy humour, the play evokes the sense of possibility and simple optimism in post-World War II Australia.
Every summer for sixteen years, cane cutters Barney and Roo have come back from Queensland to suburban Melbourne to share the holidays with barmaids Nancy and Olive. This year though, the cycle is broken. Nancy has married and Olive has lined up Pearl to take her place. Each must face questions about the kind of life they really want and whether, perhaps, there is something new and vital to be found by the breaking of old patterns.
Director Geordie Brookman sheds new light on one of the great pillars of our national theatre as ‘The Doll’ celebrates its 60th anniversary in this State Theatre Company of South Australia production.
Competition closes 17 May at 6pm AEST. Winners will be contacted via email/phone.
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
20 May at 8pm
Glen St Theatre
Cnr Glen Street & Blackbutts Road
Belrose New South Wales