After The Ball
David Williamson’s most acclaimed and moving plays when Phoenix Ensemble presents After The Ball over four weekends in June.
Director Maria Grills has assembled an exceptional cast of Phoenix regulars and dynamic newcomers to bring to life this acclaimed drama, which offers a frank, critical look at Australian suburban family life in the 1960s and 1990s.
At turns torturous and hilarious, it traces the aspirations, disappointments and realities that test family life at a time of bewildering social change.
It’s the story of Stephen, who reluctantly returns home to his mother’s deathbed. As he and his sister rake through the family photographs and childhood memories, they find conflicting versions of their parent’s unhappy marriage.
The intimate Pavilion Theatre (in the Beenleigh Showgrounds) is the perfect environment in which to experience a work by Australia’s best known playwright, whose ability to tap into the Australian psyche has impressed audiences for more than four decades.
After the Ball is a must for fans of quality Australian drama.
Venue:Pavilion Theatre, Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street, Beenleigh
7.30pm: 1, 2, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23 June
Tickets: $24 adult; $20 concession
Kate (the older) Jo Castle
Kate (the younger) Janice Hancock
Judy (the older) Heather Scott
Judy (the younger) Briana Thompson
Stephen (the older) Steve Pearton
Stephen (the younger) David Sigston
Ron Kevin Doyle
Claire Marie Ortquist
Maureen Sue Matley