HTC’s Twelve Angry Cast Members……29 APR – 14 MAY 2016

 Well, what do you say…..you’re the one holding up the show!

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Heidelberg Theatre Company presents “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose (29 APR – 14 MAY 2016)

“He got a fair trial didn’t he?……….but this is open and shut! Let’s get it done.”

“Twelve Angry Men” directed by Chris Baldock

Twelve Angry Men is a gripping study of a jury in lock up in stifling summer heat to consider their verdict on a young coloured man accused of murder. The white, mostly middle-class, jurors favour a vote of guilty in this ‘open-and-shut’ case – all but one, who thinks a reasonable doubt exists. So begins a penetrating examination of how men struggle to deliver justice in a world where prejudice, racism and privilege hold such strong sway, often below the surface.

First written in 1954, this powerful drama continues to enthral audiences 70 years later. Its themes are just as pertinent in our world today.

(Text by Chris Mclean)

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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Heidelberg Theatre Company presents “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson (19 Feb – 5 Mar)

Ben Hecht (James Antonas) tries to craft the words, while Victor Fleming (Jeremy Just) imagines the scene amidst David O. Selznick’s (Tim Constantine) demands for perfection.

“Moonlight and Magnolias”:     It was supposed to be the epic film interpretation of Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster “Gone with the Wind”. But, now, it’s all fallen in a heap. The producer – David O. Selznick has just stopped the shoot, sacked the director, and the script is in shreds….And there’s just five days before Selznick’s career goes the same way!

Locked in Selznick’s office with a new director and scriptwriter, can they resuscitate what remains of the story and their own careers in just few days? And, NO! you can’t have a bagel!

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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Heidelberg Theatre Company presents Marc Camoletti’s “Don’t Dress for Dinner” (20 Nov – 5 Dec)

Suzette (Rhiannon Leach) introduces herself to Jacqueline (Cat Jardine) much to the discomfort of Robert (Mark Briggs).

Suzette (Rhiannon Leach) introduces herself to Jacqueline (Cat Jardine) much to the discomfort of Robert (Mark Briggs).

“Don’t Dress for Dinner”:     Bernard’s plans for a lustful weekend with his mistress come crashing down when Jacqueline, his wife, decides to stay home rather than visit her mother.  Bernard’s friend, Robert, becomes an accomplice in the increasingly implausible tangle of excuses and explanations, when Suzette or was it Suzanne? arrives for dinner ….and a whole lot more!   Camoletti takes us through more twists and turns than either Bernard or Robert ever anticipated.

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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