The Hall Committee
A Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre original production
Written and Directed by Damian Callinan
The Rummage South Memorial Hall has seen better days. With white ants in the walls, possums in the roof and pigeons in the projection booth, the local wildlife are getting more use out of the hall than the locals. Due to the stringent restrictions enforced by Brenda, the intractable hall committee president, many residents have given up even trying to book the place. However, when tree changer Penny manages to inveigle her way onto the committee, the community gets a shake-up. When she reveals that a hall grant is within their reach, the fractured committee ultimately join forces to outbid nearby rival, the Glenwarren Community Hall. Unbeknownst to the committee, the hall is also inhabited by the spirits of the hall’s past who weave their subtle magic to help the hall & the community heal.
Written, directed & co-starring by Damian Callinan, the writer of the hit movie The Merger, The Hall Committee will include a cast of local Wagga and Sydney actors to bring to life the folk of Rummage South past and present. Devised to be performed in the small country hall environment, audiences will have their own hall transformed in front of them as the cast usurp their residing committee to bring this interactive, immersive, hilarious play to life.
The Hall Committee is a nostalgic celebration of the role halls have played in the fabric of small town Australia but challenges us to look forward to the next phase of community life in the ever changing landscape of rural Australia.
* Please note: Single ticket sales will only be available to the local residents of each town until the 29th of March. After the 29th, sales will open to the general public.
The Hall Committee is part of the Civic Theatre 2019 Subscription Season. Subscriptions are available from Wednesday 5th December.
*As adopted in Council’s fees and charges for the 2018/19 year, a fee of $2.00 for all transactions will apply from Monday August 6th 2018 including counter, phone and online sales. This is a per transaction fee, not a per ticket fee, that will be applied at the end of your purchase. Shows with free tickets, such as Music at Midday, will remain free. Please note: The initial purchase of Gift Vouchers and subscriptions is exempt.
Date & Time:
North Wagga Hall
Wednesday 4 September 7:30pm
Thursday 5 September, 7:30pm
Oura Community Hall
Friday 6 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 7 September, 7:30pm
Uranquinty Community Hall
Wednesday 11 September, 7:30pm
Ladysmith Memorial Hall
Thursday 12 September, 7:30pm
The Arts Centre Cootamundra
Friday 13 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 14 September, 7:30pm
Approximately 1 hour & 50 minutes (including interval)
One price $30.00
Groups 4+ $25.00ea
*Transaction fees apply