RISING STARS: Pip Prole and Tony Ernhardt will star in Pier Twelve, at the Incinerator Theatre.
RISING STARS: Pip Prole and Tony Ernhardt will star in Pier Twelve, at the Incinerator Theatre. Contributed

Legends return

FOLLOWING hot on the heels of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress the Incinerator Theatre will host a two-night season, Love and Loss, on May 31 and June 1.

The season features two plays which will be Ipswich Little Theatre's entries in the competitive south-east Queensland Festival circuit.

The Big Cats, directed by Craig Taylor, is a play about an elderly couple, Lily and Joe, who have spent all of their married life in a two-up, two-down council house.

Their lives are shattered when they receive a letter from the council notifying them that their house is to be demolished and they are to be rehoused.

Incinerator Theatre spokeswoman Robyn Flashman said Les Chappell and Jan Paterson would reprise the roles they played with great success in 1990, making a welcome return to the Incinerator stage.

"Accomplished actress Karen Peart will share the stage with Chappell and Paterson," she said.

The other play, Pier Twelve, is written by Queensland playwright Ron Kelly and directed by Phil McCormack.

It showcases Pip Prole - a graduate from Ipswich Little Theatre's teenage company - and theatre stalwart Tony Erhardt.

"Set on a remote section of waterfront, a desperate young woman is helped by a kind and religious stranger who sets out to redeem her soul," Ms Flashman said.

Audiences can enjoy the ambience of the Burley Griffin Incinerator and be entertained by talented local performers in two thought- provoking plays.

For tickets visit ipswichlittletheatre. com.au or phone 3281 0555.

The Advertiser has a double pass to give away. Send an envelope with your name, address and phone number to "Love and Loss" PO BOX 260, Ipswich Q 4305


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