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By CRAIG WRIGHT

 

Can You Turn Back The Clock and Unload 20 Years of Baggage?

 

(For Immediate Release) For the first time in Australia, renowned playwright Craig Wright’s The Pavilion will be presented by Melbourne’s Boutique Theatre company 30 October – 14 November at the Abbots-ford Convent.

 

A bittersweet comedy of lost love and what might have been, Peter returns to his hometown of Pine City, Minnesota and his twenty-year high school reunion with dreams of winning back Kari, the girl he left behind at seventeen after an unexpected pregnancy. Standing in his way is the wedding ring on Kari’s finger, the fact that he still hasn’t grown up, and a narrator hell-bent on telling Peter and Kari’s story her own way. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari are forced to face the consequences of choices made long ago and face life with newfound strength and bittersweet resolve.

 

Hailed by critics as Thornton Wilder’s Our Town for our time, The Pavilion is by turns poetic and comic, romantic and philosophical. Punctuated with hilarious dialogue dredged from the universal experience of high school angst, the characters also find themselves deeply entrenched in the melancholy of “what might have been.”

 

American playwright Craig Wright is an Emmy-nominated television writer, known especially for his work on Six Feet Under, Lost and cult hit Dirty Sexy Money.

 

Directed by Herald Sun theatre critic and theatre director Byron Bache and produced by Emma Jane Caldwell, co-founder of Boutique Theatre and seasoned theatre, television and film actress. Starring Tim Constantine, Katherine Innes and Claire Pearson.

 

VENUE The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St. Heliers St., Abbotsford

 

DATES Thursday 30 October – Friday 14 November 2014

 

TIME 8pm (120 min)

 

TICKETS $28 Full / $25 Concession

 

BOOK www.boutiquetheatre.com.au

 

FOLLOW www.facebook.com/BoutiqueTheatre

 

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