St Jude's Players - One Act Play Festival

One Act Play Festival

A One Act Play Festival!
Presented at St Jude’s Hall in conjunction with Galleon Theatre Group and Deadset Theatre Co.

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June, 2024

St Jude's Players - A Hard God

A Hard God

A Hard God is set in Sydney in 1946 and tells the story of the Cassidys, three working class Irish-Australian brothers and their families, struggling to reconcile their faith with the harsh realities of post-war life.

Middle brother Dan and his wife Aggie suffered most during the Great Depression, but now have become the rock on which the rest of the family depends. And as each brother struggles to navigate conflict and adversity, a younger Cassidy is confronted by the realisation of his deep attraction to his best mate and the crisis of faith this brings.

St Jude's Players - Silent Sky

Silent Sky

Set in the early 1900s under a vast sky of stars, the soaring, true story of Henrietta Leavitt emerges, punctuated by haunting music.

Now hailed as an astronomer who was well ahead of her time, Henrietta begins her working life at Harvard University under a renowned astronomer. Believing her work will involve access to a famous telescope, she arrives on the first day to learn her duties and status will be very different to that of the astronomers, all of whom are men.

St Jude's Players - Living Together

May 2024 – Living Together

Living Together is the second play in Alan Ackybourn’s comedy trilogy The Norman Conquests, each about the same traumatic family weekend in a country vicarage. Set in Southern England in the mid-1970s, Living Together covers the action in the living room.

Unmarried Annie lives in a Victorian house with her (unseen) bed-ridden widowed mother. So that Annie can go away for the weekend for some respite from her caring tasks, her brother and his wife have come to hold the fort. They believe Annie should pair off with the rather dim local veterinarian, but Annie has other ideas. She has made an assignation…but not with the vet.

St Jude's Players - Mr Bailey's Minder

August 2023 – Mr Bailey’s Minder

Abusive, cantankerous and burned out by booze, Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s national treasures. A gifted and renowned painter and chronic alcoholic, he can no longer take care of himself. His resentful daughter has employed a succession of minders who haven’t lasted, that is, until Therese comes along, fresh out of prison and determined to make a go of her limited options.

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