The Genesian Theatre is proud to present our 66th Season in 2010-2011.
- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Owen Gimblett
- Dead White Males by David Williamson, directed by Tom Massey
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, directed by Debbie Smith
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Timothy M Carter
- Black Comedy by Peter Schaffer, directed by Pamela Whalan
- The Adventures of a Bear Called Paddington by Alfred Bradley & Michael Bond, directed by Shane Bates
- The Fantasticks music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones, directed by Roger Gimblett
- Private Lives by Noel Coward, directed by Henry Jennings
It is again my great pleasure to welcome you to a season of plays at Sydney's "unique little theatre." We promise you a wide and varied programme, some old favourites and some exciting, new ideas. We are now licensed, so come gather your friends together for an outing and enjoy a drink in our new foyer area.
In May we start off with George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. This legendary play is a perennial favourite, of course made famous as the musical My Fair Lady. The ending is a little different but the costumes, characters and great heart remain.
From Edwardian England to modern Oz is the journey we make for our next play. Dead White Males by David Williamson is sure to arouse passionate debate. Clever, funny and insightful writing ensures an excellent night out.
Murder, mayhem and mystery are next. Well, lots of murders actually. No one bumps 'em off like Agatha Christie and And Then There Were None is one of her crowd-pleasing favourites. Who will survive the night? Will any? We know you'll love it.
America's deep south is the venue for our following piece. It is the magnificent The Glass Menagerie. Tennessee Williams' tale of the unravelling of a family, dominated by a self-deluded mother, will be a wonderful experience. Don't miss this one.
Whew! Change of pace time is due. Peter Schaffer had the clever idea of writing a play in which the audience has to believe the characters on stage are in total darkness. Black Comedy is the result. Half the fun is the audience can see every disaster about to happen and sit back and watch it unfold. A hoot!
Music and singing are next. We have had great success with our last musicals, so why not? The Fantasticks is perhaps the world's longest playing musical, and if it's good enough for New York, it's good enough for us. I'll "try to remember a kind of September" too, even though it will be January.
Lucky last is Noel Coward's froth and nonsense about falling in love again, even if you are divorced from each other. Private Lives is set in the elegant Riviera in the golden age of class and charm. This is one of his best and best-loved works.
Don't let me forget to tell you about a non-subscription performance. During January we will have matinees of The Adventures of a Bear called Paddington. This is one for the kids and grandkids to enjoy, but we'll let you know closer to the time.
Thank you so much for all your support as we turn lucky sticks, sixty-six
Barry Nielsen (Theatre Director)2009-2010 Season | Previous Productions | 2011-2012 Season