This is a first for the Festival of Colour – readings of two works in progress. A unique chance to get an insight into new works at an early stage in their development. A group of local actors, directed by Conrad Newport, will read each play and afterwards we open up the floor for a Q&A session about the work. (Auditions will be held March 2nd. Contact the Festival office for more information 03 443 4172).
Liz Breslin is a local writer and in her latest play she has tackled the antagonism many locals feel towards freedom campers and their more unpleasant habits. It’s a story about an accidental kidnapping set in the town of Boondock (population 921) on the West Coast. The ensuing kerfuffle draws in media and politicians in a spiralling snarl-up.