Hobo Playhouse proudly presents Outsiders, a production in conjunction with the 2015 Castlemaine Fringe Festival.
Directed by Jeff Jones, Outsiders tell the stories of people living on the edge of our society.
This is a program of theatre, song and words. Hopefully, the show will encourage you to stop and think about how our street people are coping – especially in these days of funding cuts – and how quickly any one of us could end up in exactly the same situation.
In the first half of the show there are a couple of surprises including a brilliant young rapper/slam poet, Sam Hasell, from Macedon. We’re not giving too much away but rest assured this opening will totally captivate you!
Aussie street food and complimentary wine will be served at interval and then it’s on with the second half of the show.
Bums is a one-act play by American playwright Robert Shaffron and it features some of the amazing street people in our daily world. Bums is presented by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc.
The characters include two homeless people plus a sex worker, an aging busker and a small time con man. They all have one thing in common – they earn their money from the streets and it keeps them going, one way or another.
Set in Melbourne in the present day, Bums is a funny, poignant, social commentary on street people.
The cast includes: Steve Cooper, Belinda Winthrop, Peter Thatcher and Mat Greenaway.
The amazing backdrop for Outsiders has been created by Castlemaine Secondary College art students under the guidance of teacher and local printmaker, Clayton Tremlett.
All profits from this production will be donated to the Clown Doctors, who do outstanding work by putting smiles on the dials of sick kids in hospitals around Australia.
Outsiders is playing at Trades Hall on Friday 20/Sat 21. Tickets $20 include wine & supper. For bookings go to: www.trybookings.com/GRHT