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Mercury Theatre Presents TWO MOMENTS WITH MERCURY
Sat. 12 November 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm AEST
Two wonderful one act plays that will have you in fits of laughter.
Sherry before Six by Eve Old
Lucinda Whytcross is a nice ordinary Australian girl living in a nice ordinary Australian town. She is in the throes of having her nice ordinary house painted by the nice ordinary painter Tom Bennett. Lucinda's tentative romance is sabotaged by her best friend Francine, via a variety of innovative ploys. Lucinda is surprised by her mother's visit — surprised because she has been dead for three months!
The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish by David Tristram
A fabulously funny short comedy. Henry and Alice’s marriage is flagging, but Henry rises above it all, for in his fantasies he becomes an actor, raconteur, sporting hero, business tycoon, secret agent, Casanova and President of the United States. Alice too seeks comfort in her exotic daydreams but struggles to take her relationship with French waiter Michel to the next level … their goldfish Orca seems insignificant amongst the chaotic blur between fantasy and reality. Perhaps it takes the ultimate sacrifice on his behalf to bring the couple back together…