STAG presents its final 2017 production by one of Australia’s most prolific playwrights David Williamson, Face to Face and Charitable Intent, directed by Roderick Chappel at the Strathmore Community Hall from 9 to 19 November.
In the 1990s David Williamson, Australia’s best-known playwright, saw the dramatic potential of Community Conferencing—a process which
facilitates communication between people who are in serious interpersonal conflict or are dealing with anti-social behaviour. Williamson demonstrated the power of Community Conferencing by translating it to the stage in his Jack Manning Trilogy.
These two short plays from the Trilogy explore very different cases of workplace conflict, with contrasting outcomes. Charitable Intent deals with a charity fund-raising company which has been undergoing disruptive organisational change. In Face to Face, a victim of workplace bullying has then been fired after vandalising his boss’s expensive car. In each intriguing situation there are unexpected developments, as secrets are revealed and human emotions and motivations come to the surface.
STAG is pleased to continue our season with this production of two of the plays from Williamson’s Jack Manning Trilogy. David Williamson is the most produced Playwright in the history of Australian Theatre. For over forty years his plays have continued to attract strong audiences and box office revenue for the many theatre companies around the country who produce and continue to produce his work. He has also written numerous film scrips and television series. His trilogy of conferencing plays breaks every rule of what is commonly accepted as the art of good playwriting. They start off at the climactic point and build down into a resolve, breaking all the rules, tut tut, but with such powerful results. Face to Face and Charitable Intent form two parts of the trilogy.
Strathmore Community Centre, corner of Loeman and Napier Streets, Strathmore
Thursday 9 November to Saturday 11 November; Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 November @ 8pm
Sundays 12/19 November @ 2pm
$2 discount off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more