What do you do when life abruptly turns you upside down, grabs your heart and squeezes it tight? When you need to find more love, strength and resilience than you ever thought you had? Award winning Australian play Inside Out asks these questions when it appears at Frankston Arts Centre Friday 8 October @ 8pm & Monday 11 October @ 11am as a part of a national tour.
Sue and her son Simon have always been close. 19 year old Simon is talented, smart and loving – the perfect son. But creeping up on Sue is the realisation that something is wrong. Awarded the prestigious Rodney Seaborn Playwrighting Award in 2008, Inside Out is an honest, courageous and compassionate journey into one young man’s mind, where borders are shifting and battle lines are drawn; and into his mother’s struggle to understand what is happening, to keep her relationship with her son alive, and somehow find a way to help. Courageous, heartbreaking and yet surprisingly funny, Inside Out is a compelling story of love and insight, where realities collide and lives are transformed.
“From the moment it came across my desk, I knew that Inside Out was a vitally important work”, says producer Christine Dunstan ” this beautiful play is testament to how good theatre can make a real difference to people’s lives”.
Inside Out’s 2009 Sydney premiere attracted acclaim from audiences and critics alike, with the Sydney Morning Herald calling it “palpably honest drama…the play’s vein of gentle humour is expertly tapped”,while Stagenoise praised this “…”pocket rocket of meaningful, gutsy, important theatre… Inspiring, illuminating, entertaining”.
Industry veteran Valerie Bader is joined by newcomer Benn Welford. Inside Out will be co-presented in a new partnership with the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria and Frankston Arts Centre:
Free Mental Health Forum: Monday 11 October @ 1pm – reservations required.
Where: Frankston Art Centre
Where: Friday 8 October at 8pm; Monday 11 October at 11am
Tickets: Adult $30, Conc. $25, Students $16
Bookings: 9784 1060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Valerie Bader: An actress whose work spans theatre, film and television over several decades, Valerie is perhaps best known for her theatre work, whichincludes: Morning Sacrifice; Falsettos; Summer Rain; Darlinghurst Nights; King of Country and Wharf Revue (all for Sydney Theatre Company); Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Dinkum Assorted (Melbourne Theatre Company); Secret Bridesmaids Business and Competitive Tenderness (Playbox Theatre); Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare Company); Venetian Twins; Tartuffe; The Winters Tale, and The Golden Age (Nimrod); Entertaining Mr Sloane (State Theatre of South Australia); and Barmaids for Belvoir St Theatre, Deckchair and Hit Productions. Most Recently Valerie appeared in Breast Wishes at Sydney’s Seymour Centre followed by a regional tour. Her television work includes Come in Spinner; True Believers, and roles in All Saints; Murder Call and GP. She had a major role in the cult comedy film hit Crackers. Valerie recently completed filming her second series of East Of Everything.
About Benn Welford: Benn graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2007. At NIDA he appeared in Sweet Charity, Romeo and Juliet, The Cherry Orchard and Class Enemy. In 2008 Benn played The Swallow in the Theatre of Image’s touring production of The Happy Prince. Benn was also cast as Peter Moon’s son in the sitcom “Whatever Happened to That Guy?”Most recently Benn appeared in “A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne” for the Ten Network.