Brown’s Mart Productions is pleased to present their inaugural script-in-hand play readings series of established and new works. Open to the public, these one-night only performances are part of Brown’s Mart’s mission to develop local artists’ directing and acting skills by performing for live audiences in a casual atmosphere with minimal production elements.
On a Thursday each month of the dry season we will present readings of different texts, chosen by individual Darwin based theatre Directors.
If the Truth be Told by Marg Hickey
Marg’s plays have been performed in regional Victoria, La Mama, Brisbane and overseas. Her work has been praised by David Williamson and authors including Cate Kennedy and Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. In 2018 she won the Australasian Short Story Festival and the Australian Academic Writer’s Emerging Writer’s prize’. In that year, she also won first prize in Regional Victoria for her story Binky (about a failed playwright) and second in the State. In 2018, Marg was awarded her PhD in Creative Writing. Her thesis has been nominated for the Nancy Millis award for an outstanding thesis.
If the Truth be Told is a series of five monologues, each revealing something important about the character on stage. A glamorous criminal, a die-hard Bull-Dog supporter, an elderly woman stricken with jealousy, a Surfers Paradise resident with a penchant for jet skis and a mother who never minds her language; each woman will reveal a truth that threatens to affect everyone around them and unhinge their own existence. Often hilarious and always heartwarming, you will recognise every woman as someone you have observed or loved.
Tania is a Darwin based theatre practitioner. As the former Artistic Director of Darwin Theatre Company, she has directed numerous works including Life After George, Tin Hotel, To the Inland Sea, Sight n Sound and Cloudstreet. Recently she directed Singularity by Phil Tarl Denson (Brown’s Mart, 2019), AnOther Story and In My Skin by CemeNTheads Theatre (CemeNTworx at Darwin Fringe Festival 2017/2018). She is also a founding member of the comedic physical theatre company The Royal National Theatre of Jingili, whose shows include Hillbilly Horror and Fah King Ridiculous (2017/2018).
VENUE: Happy Yess Room, Brown’s Mart DATE: Thursday 17 October 2019 TIME: 7.30pm (Note: Performances will commence on time. Please arrive at least 15 min before the start of the show to ensure entry) DURATION: 1 hr 15 min TICKETS: All tickets $15 BOOK ONLINE: brownsmart.com.au BOX OFFICE: Tickets may be purchased from the Box office an hour before the start of the show, unless SOLD OUT! (Online tickets will cut off 2 hrs before the start of each show) BAR: the bar will be open an hour before the start of the show and drinks can be taken into the Theatre.
(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre) ABN: 67 141 763 895
12 Smith Street Darwin City GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801
P: 08 8981 5522 (during normal business hours only)
Theatre Entrance Side entry Cnr Smith Street & Harry Chan Avenue [opposite bus terminal]