Into its 10th year, the Bellarine Peninsula’s Winter Solstice Play Festival continues to spotlight important local issues.
This June 29 and 30 on the full moon of winter’s longest nights, the Potato Shed Theatre in Drysdale will host the Bellarine Peninsula’s yearly showcase of new theatre: The Winter Solstice Play Festival. For Theatre 3Triple2, which has produced the event for the last 9 years, it is an opportunity to tell local stories written by Geelong playwrights. And this year, they are shining the theatre spotlights on environmental and social issues.
What Became of the Hooded Plovers? by Shane Foyster, is a quirky whodunit set on a mythical town on the Bellarine Peninsula, where the calm of seaside life is turned upside down after the disappearance of a young girl, Polly Ann Plover. The play looks at our local environment as a neighbourhood, and each animal has a human face, the audience is encouraged to investigate the disappearance of the Hooded Plover, in same way they would if a young girl went missing in their own street.
The second play that will be performed, Until Next Week, by Amy Jo-Reynolds, is a dramatic insight into the lives of a group of individuals who attend a weekly Recovering Alcoholics group, found at any night of the week at Community Centres across Geelong. True to the spirit of these groups, each individual learns that saving each other begins with saving themselves and taking the first step towards redemption.
The Winter Solstice Play Festival includes live music by local folk musician Melody Moon, roaring bonfires, mulled wine and entry to two original one act plays. The event happens for only two night each year at the Potato Shed Theatre, Drysdale.
Tickets are only $20.00 each and can be purchased by calling the Potato Shed directly on (03) 5251 1998