One-act season revs up at Guildford’s Garrick Theatre

Different lives: Kerry Goode (seated) plays Milly and Anita Bound is Joan in Milly and Joan by Perth  playwright Yvette Wall.
Different lives: Kerry Goode (seated) plays Milly and Anita Bound is Joan in Milly and Joan by Perth playwright Yvette Wall.

OLD friends, naughty nuns and tragic fairy tale characters will take to the stage in Garrick Theatre’s one-act season this month, which features three different plays.

Leading the line-up will be Milly and Joan and Sisters of St Judas by WA playwright Yvette Wall.

Wall’s Milly and Joan, also directed by Wall, is a story about old friends leading very different lives.

The years pass and Milly, played by community theatre stalwart Kerry Goode, finds herself in an aged-care home where her mind is not quite as it used to be.

Joan, played by Anita Bound, is a highly manipulative old timer from way back.

When she visits Milly, she has just one goal in mind.

The two delve into the past, which inevitably shatters the present.

In the end, does Joan get what she wants? Or what she deserves?

Milly and Joan and Sisters of St Judas are poles apart,” Wall said.

“One is a drama, the other a comedy. I usually have an idea when I sit down to write, but never a plan, and the result seems to lean to the ridiculous or the serious, with varied themes.

“I also enjoy listening to the stories of others and adapting them for the stage.”

Wall has always been involved in theatre as an actor, stage manager, theatre workshop facilitator, producer, director and now playwright.

Eleven of her one-act plays have been produced by community theatres in WA and she has won local writing awards for The Broken Slipper and Cracked.

This year, two of her one-act plays were also produced for Kalamunda’s community radio station KCR-FM as radio plays.

The third one-act play this season is Game of Tiaras, a terrible, hilarious tragedy by contemporary US playwright Don Zolidis.

The show runs on August 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 8pm. To book, phone 9378 1990.

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