February 2011 News
READING HAROLD PINTER
Sydney AA member Karen Bayly performs in Reading Harold Pinter, one of seven short plays with a gay/multicultural theme in Sydney’s Mardi Gras Colour Blind Project.
Written by Gerry Greenland and directed by Travis Green, Reading Harold Pinter opens Wednesday 23 February and runs through until Friday March 4. It plays nightly @ 8pm (Sundays @ 5pm) at the Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville (Phone 02 9550 3666). Tickets and more info at: www.sidetrack.com.au and www.thecolourblindproject.org
UNDERBELLY FILES – MONDAY FEBRUARY 21ST
Melbourne AA members Georgia Bolton and Aaron Jakubenko feature in the final of the three 2011 Underbelly Files telemovies on Monday February 21st at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.
In The Man Who Got Away, directed by Cherie Nowlan (“Thank God He Met Lizzie”, “Clubland”), Georgia plays Prison Guard Raelene Wandmaker, and Aaron plays Cop #1. Hope you can all tune in!
Sydney based AA members Peter McAllum and Matthew Hyde are currently treading the boards at the New Theatre in Newton in the play Canary. Pete (below, left, with Caleb Alloway) plays a number of roles (including UK anti-smut campaigner Mary Whitehouse!) in this powerful piece that is being performed as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Written by acclaimed UK playwright Jonathan Harvey, Canary is a love story spanning five decades … a fantastical journey across the landscape of modern gay history.
It plays at The New Theatre until March 5th, Wed to Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm (Sat 5 March @ 2pm – no evening show this date)
For more information, tickets and more, go to: www.newtheatre.org.au
NEWS FROM HOLLYWOOD
LA-based AA member Erryn Arkin (left) - who was rumoured to have tested for the title role in the up-coming Warner Bros. motion picture Superman: Man of Steel (see imdb.com) - is currently producing an on-line film series called Cell/Phone in Los Angeles.
Please feel free to visit the projetcs page and share: http://www.facebook.com/CellPhoneMovieSeries
MRS VINCENT PRICE
At Melbourne’s La Mama Courthouse Theatre, from February 10 – 27, you can catch AA Member Michael F Cahill in Peter Quilter’s new play Mrs Vincent Price.
Directed by Alice Bishop, the play is a celebration of the life and career of actress Coral Browne who left the Melbourne suburb of Footscray in 1934, became a grande dame of the London stage and fell in love with actor Vincent Price. The cast also features Heather Lythe, Grant Smith, Chris Broadstock and Jo Gill. Find out more … http://lamama.com.au
Her performance was placed 2nd in the Judges Choice.
And another play in which she appeared, Three In One, took out 1st Place in the Peoples Choice category.
Well done Ali!
To find out more about Ali, visit her website at: www.aliaitken.com
UNDERBELLY FILES: TELL THEM LUCIFER WAS HERE
The Nine Network kicks off the 2011 Australian television ratings year with its season of three new Underbelly Files telemovies with Tell Them Lucifer Was Here, the tragic story of the 1998 murders of Victoria Police officers Rod Miller and Gary Silk … and the incredible four year investigation by the Lormier Task Force to bring the murderers to justice.
Premiering on Channel Nine on Monday February 7th at 8.30pm (with an encore screening on GEM on Sunday February 13th at 8.30pm), it stars AA member Jeremy Kewley as Det Snr Sgt Graeme Collins (above), and features other Actors Australia members including Gina Morley and Hadrian Jonathan.
Actors Australia member Andy Minh Trieu (“Tomorrow When the War Began”, “Sisters of War”, “Rescue Special Ops”) co-hosts a brand new kids game show with a focus on the world of food, cooking and food science.
Shot at Sydney’s Fox Studios, the new afternoon television series sees contestants aged between 12-14 years old compete in messy tasks, earning points and taking home prizes.
Andy and Beau Walker (from the popluar Channel Nine kids series The Shak ) will co-host one-hundred and thirty episodes of Kitchen Whiz for Ambience Entertainment and the Nine Network.
It premieres across Australia on Channel Nine at 4pm Monday February 21st.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT COUNTDOWN
Fresh from the national tour of “Mamma Mia”, AA member Chris Buchanan is again strutting the stage, this time at The Palms at Crown in Melbourne, performing opposite Michael Veitch, Richard Macionis and Jon Peck in the latest staging of the ever popular Countdown musical comedy.
Chris gets to belt out songs as Shirley Strahan from Skyhooks and many others. It’s only on until then end of February, so get your skates on!
SHAKESPEARE’S MOTHERS: MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW
AA members Kath Perry and Cat Martin, aided and abetted by the lovely Alexander Jonas, play 20 of Shakespeare’s wickedest women from 12 plays in 60 minutes!
This highly entertaining show is playing for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Marian Street Theatre
in Killara (NSW) on Thursday February 17th at 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $25 on the door (cash only please) or via moshtix at www.moshtix.com.au (Includes refreshments and program!)
SYDNEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL – Two Weeks To Go!
Down on the beautiful Glebe foreshore with the amazing Anzac Bridge as a backdrop, you can still catch the last few performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet!
For more information, tickets and more, go to: www.sydneyshakespearefestival.com.au
SHOWREEL OF THE MONTH
In February 2011 we invite you to watch the terrific 3 minute Showreel of Victorian-based actor Mark Redpath.
It includes scenes from the television series City Homicide and Satisfaction, and the motion picture Broken Sun. Watch it now at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I1IVUXBfIw