IPSWICH Little Theatre are well into rehearsals for their next production ‘From Here to Eternity’.
But don’t get this production confused with the movie of the same title, this is actually two one act plays that promise to make you laugh, cry and think.
The first play is ‘Tracks’ written by Peter Tarsi and this play will leave you pondering far beyond the final curtain.
Martie Blanchett is taking on a new challenge in her debut directing role while receiving mentoring by accomplished director Jim Orr.
‘Tracks’ opens with a group of strangers in a dirty subway station.
They have arrived with limited personal belongings; their watches have stopped, and they all claim to be in different cities.
Soon they learn there is no way out of the station and they reflect on their lives, recalling and confessing past deeds of which they are not proud, hoping to figure out why they are there.
As the subway train finally approaches, they must decide whether to stay and ponder their actions further, or to have faith and climb aboard.
The second play is ‘God Goes to a Shrink’, by Brisbane playwright Hugh O’Brien and directed by Tracey Spence also debuting as a director, assisted by Chris Austin-Greenhill. In this is a play we find God disguised as a female shop assistant, who seeks help from an atheist psychologist along with his not too bright receptionist.
The season runs from May 11-27 bookings are open and tickets are selling fast, especially for the matinees.
Tickets are available through the website www.ilt.org.au.