Category Archives: 2005

Once Act Season

Blak Yak Theatre returns to the Maylands Sun Room for a short season of one-act plays. After the success of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”, we’re intending to make available to our audience a bar and cabaret-style seating. Please feel free to join in the fun and bring your favourite gourmet victuals or greasy grub (no byo drinks, sorry).

The evening’s entertainment shall consist of “Man Woman Flower”, a comedy written by Dan LaRocque and directed by Tim Edwards. Starring Nick Donald, Anna Krakowski, Melissa Merchant, Peter Niblett and Megan Riley as art gallery patrons whose discussions of the works on display soon turn into discussions of… other matters.

After intermission (where the aforementioned bar shall be prominently patronised) we have “Never Ever”, a comedy written and directed by Melissa Merchant. Starring Erin Gray, Lisa Pope, Megan Riley, Sherryl Spencer, Alexa Taylor, and Kim Wallace, six women partake of a drinking game with secrets revealed and friendships put to the test.

These two one-act plays will be performed for Two Nights Only! Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, starting at 8pm. All tickets are a flat $10 and you don’t need me to tell you that everyone involved would heartily appreciate as much support as you can give. Bookings can be made on 0500 52 52 59 (as always) but tickets will be available at the door. That’s at The Sun Room, corner of Sixth Ave & Whatley Cres, Maylands. See you there.




The Truth

Long Before J. K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett was writing books about wizards and witches. Since 1983, Pratchett has written over 30 books set on the Discworld, a flat medieval world where magic rules supreme. Not only are his books insightful, commenting on and often parodying modern situations, they are extremely funny. And with 27 million books sold, they’re also extremely popular.

In 1997 Blak Yak Theatre mounted the first Australian production of a Terry Pratchett stageplay. Mort was an enormous success and, over the years, was followed by Guards! Guards!, Wyrd Sisters, Maskerade, Sourcery and Hogfather. Now, Blak Yak is proud to present the latest in its popular series of Pratchett plays: The Truth.

William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist’s life – people who want him dead, a reformed vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in different ways and, worst of all, a man who keeps begging him to publish photographs of his amusingly-shaped vegetables.

Complicating matters are two Pulp Fictionesque hit men stalking the city’s Machiavellian Patrician, a talking dog, a zombie who writes the obituaries – including what people have been up to since they died, an up-front female reporter, dwarfs, trolls, werewolves, Foul Ol’ Ron, and a cast of thousands . . . alright, hundreds . . . ok 49.


Performing at KADS

Terry Pratchett

Melissa Merchant & Tim Edwards