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FREE PLAYREADING OF HOTEL SORRENTO
MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER 630-930PM

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From Page to Stage

The main focus of The Play is the production of a one act modern play or edited play performed on our theatre stage to an audience. Open to people who have completed Levels One, Two & Three with Darlo Drama or similar courses elsewhere, The Play gives you a fundamental understanding & experience of the processes involved in staging a play, from rehearsal & interpretation to performance. Working as an ensemble, blocking & script analysis is also developed in this course. This course can be repeated as each new play uses different scripts. Cast size is between 8-10 cast members depending on the script requirements.
*We endeavour to use scripts that have equal roles but there is no guarantee of the size of the role you will be cast in.

FOCUS - Taking direction, structure, script analysis, working as an ensemble, stage work & blocking.

OUTCOME - Two Performances of an edited play or one act of a full play (maximum length 75 minutes) to family and friends at Darlo Drama HQ (Open Dress) and the Eternity Playhouse.

MAXIMUM STUDENTS - Varies depending on script. See individual course details.

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2017 Start Dates 

FREE PLAYREADING - MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER 630-930PM

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HOTEL SORRENTO by HANNIE RAYSON
FIRST READ: Monday 2nd October 630-930pm
REHEARSALS START:
Thursday 5th October then Thursday Evenings 630-930pm
OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL: Friday 1st December 8pm (Darlo Drama HQ)
PERFORMANCES: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 8pm (Darlo Drama HQ)
DIRECTOR: DEBORAH JONES

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Hilary lives in seaside Sorrento with her father and sixteen-year-old son; Pippa is visiting from New York and Meg returns from England with her English husband.

Three sisters, reunited after ten years in different worlds gather in their family home for their father's funeral and again feel the constraints of family life. It is Meg's semi-autobiographical novel, recently short-listed for the Booker prize that her sisters know isn't fictional, as she claims, which overshadows their homecoming.

While Hilary still lives at home, Pippa resides in New York City but wants to start an Australian sandwich franchise. Their family reunion brings up past resentments that aren't so easily forgiven.

"Hotel Sorrento is a powerful new Australian play that begins as a comedy about national identity and develops into a familial drama of great poignancy and reverberation."
Peter Craven, The Australian

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CHARACTER LIST - 4 MALE & 4 FEMALE 

HILARY MOYNIHAN - Eldest of the Moynihan sisters. Lives in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Owns a small gourmet deli. Her husband was killed in a car accident.
MARGE MORRISEY - 
Teacher, divorcee and Mother of four. All of her children have grown up and left home. She has a holiday house in Sorrento where she goes every weekend.
WAL MOYNIHAN - Father to Hilary, Pippa & Meg. Retired from being the propreitor of the local garage. Family has been in Sorrento for generations. He is a local character.
DICK BENNETT - Editor of the Australian Voice. His friendship with Marge dates back to the early seventies. He lives alone in a rented flat and is a regular visitor to Marge's house.
MEG MOYNIHAN - Middle sister, novelist & expatriate. Been in London for 10 years. Her second novel, Melancholy, has been nominated for a Booker Prize.
PIPPA MOYNIHAN - Youngest sister currently living in New York. Well travelled and now a highly paid advertising executive.
EDWIN BATES - Englishman married to Meg. He is a partner in a successful publishing firm in London.
TROY MOYNIHAN - Hilary's son.

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COURSE FEE

$860 + GST PRE-PAID - TOTAL FEE $946

OR

$820 + GST- EARLY BIRD PRE-PAID - TOTAL FEE $902*
*Finishes 4 weeks before start date

OR

6 X $150 + GST - WEEKLY PAYMENTS - TOTAL $165*
*First Payment Pre-Paid Deposit then 5 x Weekly Payments

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