David Williamson's The Big Time hits Noosa
IN A WORLD obsessed with social media, selfies and celebrity, David Williamson's new comedy play The Big Time will have its Queensland premiere as part of a four performance only season at The J Noosa.
Presented by NOOSA alive! festival in association with Sydney's Ensemble Theatre company, The Big Time cast includes Claudia Barrie, Zoe Carides, Aileen Huyn, Matt Minto and Jeremy Waters and is directed by Mark Kilmurry.
The play follows the story of Celia and Vicki, two women who were best friends at drama school. Celia is a high profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and enjoying a celebrity lifestyle. Vicki is scraping by playing gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project, it could be a big opportunity for both to prove their mettle in the industry, but are Vicki's motives as well-intentioned as they seem, or will jealousy rear its ugly head?
As the most produced playwright in the history of Australian theatre, David Williamson is renowned for tapping into the social pulse of the time. The Big Time is no exception with Williamson's trademark satirical pen finding razorsharp form in this clever, stylish and sophisticated comedy.
"The Big Time has at its core loneliness, desperation, jealousy, ambition, betrayal while creating a world of likable characters that make us laugh" Kilmurry said.
"David Williamson is very good at finding the heightened essence of the world, at once allowing us to laugh and sympathise while recognising the truths of who we are.
"The Big Time questions the price of fame, ambition, friendship and what it takes to be true to yourself."
The Big Time by David Williamson is on at the J Theatre, Noosa, March 21-23, at 7.30pm, plus a matinee session on March 23 at 2pm. The play goes for two hours with intermission. Tickets are $60-$65. Book tickets at www.noosaalive.com.au.