“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars!”
On Friday night we attended the opening of Lady Windermere’s Fan at “The Theatre” at Seven Hills TAFE at Morningside.
It’s a wonderful production and we urge locals to get along and see this entertaining play.
The production is by the Villanova Players which was established in 1948. It was directed by Jill Cross who has appeared in and directed many plays for Villanova Players.
Lady Windermere’s Fan was Oscar Wilde’s first published play. From Wikipedia:
Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James’s Theatre in London. The play was first published in 1893. Like many of Wilde’s comedies, it bitingly satirizes the morals of Victorian society, particularly marriage.
I was particularly drawn to the interesting and cheeky character of Mrs Erlynne played by Meagan Lawson. The lead roles of Lord and Lady Windermere were beautifully played by Andrew Heron and Jane Hamer. The play said a great deal about the expectations of marriage and did so with fantastic humour. Keeping up appearances and doing what is ‘right’ for society was portrayed as considerably hard work.
The little theatre in the old TAFE building is gorgeous. The future of it, however, is uncertain (and the future development of this region is better being a topic of another post). I really think this is a local treasure that needs to be visited by all locals.
It’s nice to have somewhere local to see theatre, in beautiful quiet and green surrounds with plenty of parking space.
Lady Windermere’s Fan runs until September 10 and includes evening shows and matinees. For full dates and other details visit Villanova Players.
I would also like to acknowledge and thank the Villanova Players for the two free tickets they provided to Carindale Connect.
Photo credits: Ian Colley Photography