Ballina Players ready to unveil new production
BALLINA Players' latest production, Cash on Delivery, is a frantic, witty, absurd and hysterically funny play.
The season opens tomorrow.
The protagonist of this fast-paced farce is accidental con-man Eric Swan (Mike Sheehan), who has defrauded the Department of Social Security for years by claiming every conceivable benefit for a large number of imaginary tenants.
The play explores Eric's attempts to extricate himself from his web of deception and the result is high farce.
A simple event descends into a nightmare of lie upon lie until it is hard to tell what is true and what is not.
The arrival of DSS inspector Mr Jenkins (Clem Halpin), means Eric's lies become more and more complex as he draws other characters into his deception.
The arrival of Jenkins' terrifying superior, Ms Cowper (Tilly Todhunter), intensifies the pressure on Eric as she declares: "I am not easy to satisfy".
Playwright Michael Cooney is the son of Ray Cooney, the prolific and highly regarded writer of farce.
Directed by Mary Richards, Cash on Delivery will be staged at the Players Theatre, 24 Swift St from Friday through to September 20.
Evening performances will commence at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Tickets available online at www.ballinaplayers.com.au or at Just Funkin Music, phone 6686 2440.