ONCE A CATHOLIC

 

Performance dates:
Saturday, 7th & 14th March at 7pm
Saturday, 21st March at 2pm & 7pm
Venue:
John Lees Centre, 15 Evan Street, Penrith
 
To book your ticket, please go to:
www.trybooking.com/538836
Written by Mary O'Malley
Directed by Anthony Brown
SYNOPSIS
This extremely funny comedy based on the author's school days in a London convent does not necessarily finish the title phrase with "always a Catholic." Rather, this play, a celebrated prize-winner and a critical success, is about the resilience of children to survive in spite of, not because of, their upbringing and indoctrination.
All the girls in Class 5A are called Mary (apart from one Maria). One, an innocent who has not yet learned the gentle art of deception, finds herself the perpetual scapegoat. The author concentrates principally on the amusing ways the girls deal with the dogma constantly pumped into them. Hilarious moments have a more serious underlying theme: how true does much of this remain today?
CAST
Mother Thomas Aquinas --- Helen Crowe    
Mother Peter --- Krystie Grubba    
Mother Basil --- Susie Miller  
Mary Mooney --- Kiera Hynes    
Mary McGinty --- Emili Milosevska    
Mary Gallagher --- Sarah Demenezes     
Father Mullarkey --- Alex Levett    
Mr. Emanuelli --- Adam Kember    
Derek --- Kieran Hudson    
Cuthbert --- Samuel Cardew    
Mary O’Grady --- Freya Lily
Mary Hennessy --- Jessica Fuller
 
CREATIVES
Director / Sound Design / Operation / Publicity --- Anthony Brown
Set Design / Choreographer / Musical Director --- Anthony Brown
Stage Manager / Props --- Rhi Demenezes
Costume Design / Coordination --- Milunka Holland
Lighting Design / Operation / Projection Designer --- Jessica Hanlon 
Flyer and Program Designer, Photographer --- Jessica Hanlon
Bookings, Projection Operator / Front of House Coordinator --- Peter Merkouris