St Luke’s Players 2017-2018 season

St Luke’s Players 2017-2018 season

Long before the introduction of professional theatre companies to Victoria, all theatre was community based. One of the oldest troupes is St Luke’s Players.  The upcoming season represents the 69th for this stalwart band of thespians.

In 2015, members answered a few questions for me which will provide more background on the troupe’s mission statement and philosophy.

The pantomime, a more recent annual holiday season venture, has proven to be wildly popular, with tickets being snapped up as soon as they go on sale in November.

Two One-act Dramas
directed by Michael King
St Luke’s Players
October 11-22

The Twelve Pound Look

On the eve of his knighthood,

Harry Sims is full of the great things he considers he has achieved. But the typist hired to answer his messages of congratulations has a fearlessness and humour that is alarming. No comparison to his cowed, joyless wife.

Separate Tables: Table Number 7

Set in a shabby genteel hotel on England’s south coast,

a ‘self-made’ army colonel finds solace with a spinster—over the objections of her ruthless, domineering mother. A sordid scandal threatens. Will Miss Cooper manage to save the day?

Cinderella, a panto
written by Dave and Helena Hitchcock
December 15-January 1

Once upon a time in the far away country of Fantasia, (beyond Neverland and even further than Port Alberni) lived a young girl called Cinderella whose life was disrupted by a new stepmother and stepsisters, a ball and a prince.

Join in on the adventures

“Panto-style” with singing, dancing, lame jokes and silly good fun. A favourite for all ages and always a sell-out!

Bedtime Stories, by Norm Foster, directed by Merry Hallsor
March 17-28

In a series of scenes connected by time and place and a most unusual radio broadcast, we follow inter-weaving characters in their comic struggle to find the meaning of love.

Laura, a murder mystery, by Vera Caspar and George Sklar, directed by Don Keith
May 16-27,

Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms—not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman—or has he?

Single Admission $16. Children 12 and under (panto only) $8
Season Tickets: 4 shows for $48 includes the panto or $40 for 3 shows, excludes the panto

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