Unforced Errors


SYNOPSIS

Two Brisbane couples, both in their sixties, have fled the congestion and hassles of city living for the former hippie haven of  Mullagong in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

While Barbara Foley and Vonnie Burman have been bosom buddies since kindergarten, their ideologically polarised husbands Lionel and Stan have battled to sustain a diplomatic relationship for the sake of domestic peace.

The finely balanced set of relationships hits the wall when Mullagong turns out to be a hotbed of conflicting outlooks and interests. 

Triggered by an incident on the tennis court, Lionel and Stan’s long-suppressed antipathy explodes into a public stoush with Vonnie supporting Lionel and Barbara sympathetic towards Stan. It sets the pattern as radical differences over succeeding volatile local issues threaten to destroy their marriages .

When Lionel recruits the now militantly-minded Vonnie to his anti-supermarket campaign, and economic rationalist Stan finds a supporter in Barbara, the stage is set for a drastic realignment of marital arrangements.

 

CHARACTERS

ACT ONE:

LIONEL FOLEY
(Geoff Cole)
Mid-sixties. Pony-tailed, pot-smoking, former communist now radical greenie.
BARBARA FOLEY
(Deirdre Gibb)
Late fifties. As down to earth as her husband is idealistic.


ACT TWO:
 
STANLEY BURMAN
(David Crewe)
Retired corporate C.E.O. and true capitalist believer. Gregarious, charming and master of ambiguity.
VONNIE BURMAN
(Denise Hauville)
Late fifties.  Blonde, bouncy and broad-minded. Easily recruited to join Lionel’s crusade to save the planet.
MANDI FOLEY
(
Claire Watkins)
Mid-thirties. A throwback to the sixties. Flamboyantly alternative in dress, beliefs and attitude.


Performances:  April 13,14,15, 20,21,22.

Barbara, Lionel and Vonnie protesting
Only VIPs
After party




Stage crew!





The truth is the way!
Someone who clearly does not play tennis!


The Wrench!!!

Stan & Vonnie face off!

Friends of Johnnie Walker
Makeup artiste
Hypothermia!
Speeches
Author John Cundill with cast rehearsing
Like Father, like Daughter!
Mandi drops a bombshell on Vonnie
Stan waits between costume changes

The voice from the dark!
Mandi up the duff!