Short+Sweet 2021 completes its 2021 heats!

Bumper short play fest’s climax 25 -27 November

‘The biggest little theatre festival in the world’ completes the Covid-interrupted (but not defeated!) 2021 season with its final heats next week and six performances of 8×10 min short plays from Thurs 25 to Sat 27 Nov.

With shows on Thurs & Fri 7.30pm; Sat 11am and 2pm, 5pm and 8pm, Short+Sweet will round off its popular festival for this year, ahead of a planned finals series now slated for February ’22.

Featured plays include Sweet, She by Jeff Locker (US) – with Olivia Alexsoski and Shannon Ryan, directed by Tabatha Lionheart. The gorgeous romantic comedy of two women who touched pinkies… and fell in love!

Buried Treasure, created by and starring Jacqui Duncan and David Allsopp ( with James Brettell directing)
is the story of siblings Natalie and Daniel, who were once inseparable, but now have drifted apart.
With their grandmother now in aged care, they pack up the family home for sale – but is the long-dismissed story of money buried in the garden myth or truth… and will it bring them together or tear them apart forever?

Memorial by Diones Camargo (Brazil) is a tour-de-force for Brazilian-Australian actress Cris Bocchi – co-founder of the Sydney Foreign Actors Association. A story of loss from the dark period of the Brazilian military dictatorship.

The other plays include I Am Not a Cup of Tea by Elspeth Tilley directed by Jonathan Solomon: “Welcome to your corporate training nightmare”.

Rose by Ruth Gilmour directed by Andrew Cremen is about a girl who loves her name, loves her nickname and loves her initials (RED). She doesn’t love being sick.

i0u1 written and directed by Giani Fenech is a series of short vignettes, monologues and duologues about time, memory, and loss. The play centers around the forgotten memories of a dying parent and their estranged child, as they try to retrieve them from their unconscious state.

Plus Two Parties, One Stor(e)y by Virat Nehru and directed by Taufeeq Ahmed Sheikh and A Period Play written and directed by Joss Chalmers. “A high energy (low budget) Jane Austen-esque comedy of double entendre.”

Short+Sweet plays Thu 25 to Sat 27 November at the Tom Mann Auditorium 136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills. Performances Thurs & Fri 7.30pm; Sat 11am and 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

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