Friday, November 25, 2011

October | closing tonight

It's the final night of October by Ian Wilding, directed by Wayne Pearn. 

We want our final night to go off with a bang - and we want you there.

So for the Saturday 26 November performance, we're offering 50% off the cost of full price tickets! This works out to be around $13.80 (inc booking fee)! Cheap! All you have to do is book online here www.trybooking.com/VZS book for Saturday 26 Nov and use the special promo code 'dick'. 


But hurry, offer ends soon - as does the show!
Applies to online sales only, not available for any other night or with any other discounts or concessions. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

two days has october | special offer!


There are only two performances left of this challenging, chilling and thought-provoking play. Ian Wilding, writer of some of the most acclaimed plays recently seen on Australian stages (The Water Carriers witty and compelling - The Age & Quack A rollicking night out - SMH), takes a darkly satirical look at the life of seemingly perfect married couple Angela and Tim. She an interior designer, he a pilot, they both begin to unravel when Dez knocks on their door, claiming to have had a relationship with Angela.

This intrusion shatters their comfortable lifestyle and as paranoia takes grip, they engage a private eye called Dick to get to the bottom of it.

Dick gets there fast and takes them all with him.


Directed by Wayne Pearn
Set Design by Carmel Iudica
Stage Manager Julie-Anne Donnellan
Lighting Design by Douglas Montgomery
Lighting and Audio by Lindon Blakey
Produced by Act-O-Matic 3000
Featuring Ron Kofler, Catherine Kohlen, David Passmore and Dan Walls.

Until Saturday 26th Nov @ 8pm.
Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre
Glenlyon and Sydney Road, Brunswick.
Tickets $27 & $22

ph 9015 7530
www.trybooking.com/VZS
actomatic3000@gmail.com 

Save on Saturday

We want our final night to go off with a bang - and we want you there.

So for the Saturday 26 November performance, we're offering 50% off the cost of full price tickets! This works out to be around $13.80! Cheap! All you have to do is book online here www.trybooking.com/VZS book for Saturday night, and use the special promo code 'dick'. But hurry, offer ends soon!
Applies to online sales only, not available for any other night or with any other discounts or concessions. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

October | now open!

Our season of Ian Wilding's acerbic and absurd black comedy October is in the air. A theatrical experience that won't soon be forgotten, don't miss your chance to catch the Victorian premi√®re of  this layered play, expertly directed by Wayne Pearn. 


Book here now:
ph 9015 7530
www.trybooking.com/VZS 
actomatic3000@gmail.com



above: Dez (David Passmore) and Tim (Ron Kofler)
left: Angela (Cathy Kohlen) and Dick (Dan Walls)
below
Dez (David Passmore), Angela (Cathy Kohlen) & Tim (Ron Kofler)
Photo: Tim Williamson




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October images

Images from the upcoming Act-O-Matic 3000 production of October by Ian Wilding, for your viewing pleasure. Please contact actomatic3000@gmail.com for high-res versions. Photography by Tim Williamson

 Cathy Kohlen (Angela) and David Passmore (Dez)
"And we had more than that. Lovers? Is that going too far? I don’t know. I don’t think so. We sat on the edge of the bed and talked
and laughed. I didn’t know she was married."


Cathy Kohlen (Angela), Ron Kofler (Tim) and Ruby the dog
"We are good people."


Dan Walls (Dick) and David Passmore (Dez)
"You’re scared. Now it’s all caught up with you. Look at you. You should get some fresh air. You don’t look well. Which of
your personalities am I talking to at the moment?"


Ron Kofler (Tim)
"Going to get the old boy’s rugby fifteen together and stand on my head until I agree with
your version of the world?"




Nov 10th – 26th @ 8pm.
No show Sunday and Monday.

Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre
Glenlyon and Sydney Road, Brunswick.
Tickets $27 & $22

ph 9015 7530
www.trybooking.com/VZS 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

October: coming in november

October
by Ian Wilding
Nov 10th – 26th

Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way:
stop participating in it.

-Noam Chomsky

Tim and Angela have a perfect life. Comfortable, affluent and middle-class. Good, decent Australians cocooned by their lifestyle from the outside world. That changes when Dez unexpectedly arrives at their house insisting he and Angela have had an affair. When this new and unfamiliar threat to their privileged existence becomes an unwanted part of their day to day life, Tim and Angela seek out a solution.

The solution comes in the form of Dick; an investigator so incompetent and immoral that the cure is even sicker than the disease.

October, developed in conjunction with MTCs Hard Lines Program, probes the ethical consequences of maintaining the status quo in our post 9/11 society. Act-O-Matic 3000 is pleased to present the Victorian premiere of Griffin and Patrick White Playwrights’ Award recipient Ian Wilding’s (The Water Carriers, Torrez) bold black comedy.

There is an uncomfortable edge to the laughter in this work...a dark parody of domestic familiarity turned sinister
– Sydney Morning Herald

Directed by Wayne Pearn
Produced by Act-O-Matic 3000
Featuring Ron Kofler, Catherine Kohlen, David Passmore and Dan Walls.

Nov 10th – 26th @ 8pm.
No show Sunday and Monday.

Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre
Glenlyon and Sydney Road, Brunswick.
Tickets $27 & $22

03 9015 7530
www.trybooking.com/VZS