Talented actors will deliver stories from life’s significant landmarks when a local bar is transformed into a Bureau of Fiction this month to host, Births, Deaths and Marriages. There are stories of new beginnings, sudden endings as well as tales of the trials and tribulations of coupledom. There are stories of surrogate birth in the Menzies era, a baby vomit machine from Newtown, a school bully and a bong-tree.
The two-hour show will feature stories from a range of Australian authors including Carmel Bird, the 2016 winner of The Patrick White Literary Award and 2017 Miles Franklin Award finalist, Mark O’Flynn as well as Melbourne’s SJ Finn, Wollongong’s Susan McCreery, North Coast writer, Melissa Beit and Sydney writers, Julie Chevalier, Jon Steiner and Tess Pearson. The show will also feature work from Daddy blogger, Matthew Bulman.
MC for the night is actor, filmmaker and all-round literary raconteur, Oscar Morphew and the short stories will be performed by Eleni Schumacher who recently performed in Sarah Kaye’s Crave at the Sydney Fringe, Felix Johnson who is currently in Foxtel’s remake of Picnic At Hanging Rock and Joel Horwood who recently performed the lead role of Ort Flack in the stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel, That Eye, The Sky.
The show also features the regular audience participation pop quiz and lucky door prizes offering winners cocktails, books and free show tickets. Discount tickets are available for actors, authors and students.