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Event Series Event Series: The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

12 December 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Written by Melanie Tait

Directed by Selena Carr

Synopsis:  In the tidy town of Appleton, things are just so.

Men are men, women are women, and vegetables are not cake and that’s the way it’s always been. That is, until prodigal daughter Penny returns from the big smoke to set up shop as the local GP.

Penny was always something of an outsider. While she was off getting educated and travelling the world, the good folk of Appleton kept about their business, living hard and working harder, and trying not to stuff things up too much before each year’s great event, the famous Appleton Potato Race.

Penny never much cared about the potato race, but when she discovers that the men’s prize is five times more than the women’s, she suddenly does care. A lot. And she’s determined to do something about it.

Role Name:  Penny Anderson                     Gender:  Female            Stage Age:  38 – 45

Role Information:  GP, recently returned to Appleton after a long time away. Cues – 217

Role Name:  Bev Armstrong                        Gender:  Female           Stage Age:  60 – 75 Information:  Appleton Show Society President. Set in her ways, but incredibly loyal, reliable and selfless. Cues – 134

Role Name:  Barb Ling                                    Gender:  Female                              Stage Age:  60 – 75

Role Information:  Appleton Show Society Secretary and aunt to Penny and Nikki. Would do anything for anyone. Very organised. Has a secret. Cues – 94

Role Name:  Nikki Armstrong                      Gender:  Female            Stage Age:  38 – 45

Role Information:  Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race Champion. She is a single mother getting it done owns the local hairdressing salon, is an occasional waitress at the pub and coaches the kids football team. Cues – 168

Role Name:  Rania Hand                           Gender:  Female              Stage Age:  30 – 45

Role Information:  Artist and middle-eastern immigrant making a new life for herself and her daughter in Appleton, including training for the Ladies’ Potato Race with Nikki. Cues – 81

Audition Contact Name:   Selena Carr

Audition Contact Email:  selenahcarr@gmail.com

Audition Contact Phone Number:  0402 283 089


12 December 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tea Tree Players
(08) 8289 5266
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Tea Tree Players Theatre
Cnr Yatala Vale Road and Hancock Road
Surrey Downs, SA 5126 Australia
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