Little plays for little theatre

Con Galvin and Courtney Brown from the Rockhampton Little Theatre rehearse a scene from 'Dreaming of a Plastic Christmas'.

After a long hiatus away from the stage, Rockhampton Little Theatre is back in 2021 with a program of one-act plays.

The four short plays written by Queensland playwrights are all comedies and were due to be performed in 2020 before being shelved due to Covid-19.

The first play, ‘Dreaming of a Plastic Christmas’, is about a jaded couple who lament about not receiving ‘proper’ gifts at Christmas since everyone is giving gift cards these days. They decide to play a little game with these cards with hilarious consequences.

The second play is called ‘My Silly New Walking Stick’ where an aged pensioner tries to tell anyone who will listen the virtues of his new walking stick. It’s described as funny and sad while giving the audience a glimpse of what it’s like to be getting older.

The third play involves a couple whose car has broken down and in need of help. Unfortunately, the phone they are using is in need of a password which no one seems to remember.

The final play is called ‘Room 22’. Set in the tropical north, two couples check in to the same hotel with the same surname on the same day with hilarious shenanigans of mistaken identities.

All the action can be seen at Rockhampton’s Walter Reid Cultural Centre at 7.30pm on February 26 and 27, and March 5 and 6.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pilbeam Theatre, seeitlive.com or at the door.

The venue will follow Covid-safe protocols for the performances.