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A View from the Park

James Hagan in Noel O'Neill's A View from the Park at the Carlisle Hotel August 2019.

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Venue: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle
Theatre Company: Maverick Theatre Productions
Show Dates: Aug 2, 3, 9, 10 @7.30pm; Aug 3, 4, 10, 11 @2.30pm
Director: Noel O’Neill
Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, A View from the Park is presented by Maverick Theatre Productions and features five different plays with two or three actors on a park bench.
Connie and Clyde opens the show with the title characters agreeing to meet after only sharing emails, then discovering they’re not quite who they pretended to be.
It’s followed by The Flat where two people meet in a park before having a liaison in a friend’s flat, leading to consequences neither of them bargained for.
In Serenade in Blue, a music teacher is found in a park by a girl and, as the story unfolds, it’s revealed he has dementia and she is trying to bring him home.
Love And Marriage is the tale of a couple agreeing to meet a woman to straighten out her marriage – but they have troubles of their own.
Rounding out the set is A Ticket To Paradise, where two retired Jewish men meet in a cemetery after working together for 30 years and discover more about each other than during their whole working career.
7.30pm August 2, 3, 9 and 10 with 2.30pm matinees August 3, 4, 10 and 11 The Carlisle Hotel is at 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle