A death notice appears in the newspaper advising the passing of Mrs Ethel Lane, 82 years old who leaves behind a loving and caring family. Three of her distant relatives, having read the death notice attend her home and ultimately to her belongings as her funeral service takes place at St. Peters Church, where she lay in state.
Once they realise who each other are, they feel at home until their grievances decree their right of ownership to Ethel’s personal belongings. As their relationships, integrity and wits disintegrate, their understanding of Ethel’s passing seems somewhat contrived when Ethel returns home with an employee of the local Nursing Home where she has finalised arrangements for her stay.
The grieving relatives come to realise they have misunderstood the death notice for another Mrs Ethel Lane, 82 years old, who has left behind some other loving and caring family.
First produced in the 2011 Victorian Drama League One Act Play Festivals
Direction by Darren Brealey
Rauri Barker … Daphne
Cameron Burnnard … Brian
Ingrid Gang … Jannece
Henrik Axelsson … Peter
VENUES AND PERFORMANCE DATES
The Mount Players One Act Play Festival, Saturday 16th July 2011
16th Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival, Sunday 23rd July 2011
Ararat One Act Play Festival, Saturday 30th July 2011
South Gippsland One Act Play Festival, Saturday 13th August 2011
Ballarat National Theatre & Royal South Street Society, Sunday 21st August 2011
21st Anglesea One Act Play Festival, Sunday 28th August 2011
Peridot Monash One Act Play Festival, Saturday 24th September 2011
Youth Award, Rauri Barker - 21st Anglesea One Act Play Festival
Production Manager … Cat Lawton
Producer … Darren Brealey
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