Crewes control: Balcatta resident challenge of directing Fringe World show Dolores

Crewes control: Balcatta resident challenge of directing Fringe World show Dolores

DIRECTING Fringe World production Dolores was a reminder to stay true to the story for Balcatta resident Amanda Crewes.

Written by Edward Allan Baker and directed by Ms Crewes, the 50-minute play sees main character Dolores escape her dangerously abusive husband and seek help from her sister Sandra who doesn’t want to get involved.

The main challenge, according to Crewes, was not letting herself or her actors get in the way of truthful storytelling.

“This piece deals with deeply personal and relatable issues that reveal us,” she said.

After graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts in 1998, Ms Crewes went on to work professionally with Handzon, Kompany M, Melbourne’s Playbox and Barking Gecko Theatres and the Perth Theatre Company, as well as several professional independent theatre groups.

Ms Crewes said it was fast-paced drama about the punishing love of family.

“Their story is essentially a search for love, after looking in all the wrong places,” Ms Crewes said.

“Baker writes with such humanity and humour that every woman who is a mother, daughter or sister will connect with these women and recognise something of themselves in them.”

The Details:

WHEN: February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 6.15pm

WHERE: The Laneway Lounge

Tickets at www.fringeworld.com.au