How to Save a Tree Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers' Theatre

- Performing Arts Moving Parts

It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in. It also takes steadfast determination, unwavering conviction, and the willingness to do something a little unorthodox – some people might even view your antics as risqué – if that’s the only way you can get your point across. Because that’s the point, isn’t it? To make the world sit up and take notice?

From the creators of Beachside Stories (2019), The Best, The Fairest, The First (2021) and Tales from the Jetty (2022) comes How to Save a Tree, a collection of entertaining short plays celebrating four remarkable local protesters and protest organisations. From the 1920s suffragette Jenny Baines to the remarkable Sister Brigid Arthur, from the intrepid members of Extinction Rebellion Port Phillip to the stalwarts of Save Albert Park – these protesters, their passion and their preparedness to wage their uphill battles across decades have made Port Phillip a better community for everyone.

Rich in history, this theatrical showcase will bring to life some of the more memorable moments that have shaped these protesters. It will also give you a rare insight into the mission that drives each one... with guaranteed laughs along the way.


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  • Reviews:

    "This wonderful collection of tales about the strength of community when people are committed to a cause is balm for the soul."

    - Stage Whispers (on Tales from the Jetty, May 2022)
  • Event Details
    Date & Times:
    Tuesday 22 August, 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Wednesday 23 August, 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Thursday 24 August, 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Friday 25 August, 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Saturday 26 August, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Saturday 26 August, 6:30pm-7:30pm

    Full Price: $49 
    Concession: $45 
    Group of 4+: $40
    ​​​​​Wheelchair Accessible Seat: $45 
    Companion Card Admission: $0

    Running Time:
    60 mins (no interval)
    Studio Theatre
    All ages
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credits
    Elizabeth Walley (Director & Designer)
    Clare Mendes (Creator & Dramaturg)
    Cosima Gilbert; pictured: Peter Logan, Save Albert Park