How to Save a Tree Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers' Theatre
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.
"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)
Date & Times:Tuesday 22 August, 6:30pm-7:30pmWednesday 23 August, 6:30pm-7:30pmThursday 24 August, 6:30pm-7:30pmFriday 25 August, 6:30pm-7:30pmSaturday 26 August, 2:00pm-3:00pmSaturday 26 August, 6:30pm-7:30pmTickets:
Full Price: $49
Group of 4+: $40
Wheelchair Accessible Seat: $45
Companion Card Admission: $0Running Time:60 mins (no interval)Where:Studio TheatreAges:All agesAccessibility:Wheelchair Accessible
Written by:Louise Hopewell, Megan J. Riedl, Bruce Shearer, Gregory VinesDirection:Elizabeth Walley (Director & Designer)Production:Clare Mendes (Creator & Dramaturg)Image:Cosima Gilbert; pictured: Peter Logan, Save Albert Park