Diving For Pearls
At the Peninsula Theatre
This month the Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy will be hosting Katherine Thomson’s classic Australian story Diving For Pearls starring Kevin Harrington of Seachange and Neighbours.
Set in early 90’s Australia, Diving For Pearls looks at the consequences of the recession on working men and women.
The story focuses on the doggedly optimistic Barbara and her resentful partner Den as their small coastal town transforms itself from an industrial site of factories and warehouses to a brave new world of resorts and plush hotels. Both struggle to adjust to the change as they are forced to reinvent themselves amidst this great upheaval.
The play reminds us that in life there are gems, fleeting moments of happiness and beauty to be treasured even as our lives become more unstable and fragmented.
With the nature of the character’s circumstances, audiences will find the play dramatic and moving; tempered by a wry, sometimes hilarious and often very Australian sense of humour.
Gosford City Council’s Acting Manager of Arts and Entertainment, Mr Alan Flores says that this clever, funny and historical play is still relevant to a modern audience.
“Diving For Pearls deals with the eternal theme of change, from great industries to solitary individuals struggling to find their place in communities.
“Audiences will find many parallels throughout the story with contemporary issues of today.
“Diving For Pearls is currently touring nationwide, including our large capital cities, so we are delighted to be brining it to the Peninsula Theatre in Woy Woy this August,” said Mr Flores.
Diving For Pearls contains strong language and adult themes and is on at the Peninsula Theatre on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August 2012 at 8pm and Saturday 18 August 2012 at 2pm and 8pm. Adult $35, Conc. $30
For more information or tickets visit www.laycockstreettheatre.com or call 4323 3233.