Welcome to Appleton, a tidy country town with a population of 1557. Stop in at the pub in the arvo, try your luck with the pokies and why not stay for the annual Potato Race?
It’s the highlight of the year. Only this year Dr Penny Anderson is back home in Appleton, and she has a question. Why should the prize money for the race be more for the men than for the women?
Cousin Nikki thinks Penny is up herself. Long-time resident Barb is up for a change but her friend Bev isn’t a fan of the tree-changers and their woke ways. Can they work together to smash through the glass ceiling, one potato sack at a time?
Playwright Melanie Tait takes real-life events and brings us a warm comedy showing the world that there’s more than one way to win a race.
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"A very Australian, effervescently entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny new play with serious things to say and a gentle way of saying them." — Limelight Magazine
Writer: Melanie Tait
Director: Priscilla Jackman
Set Designer: Michael Scott-Mitchell
Costume Designer: Leigh Buchanan
Lighting Designer: John Rayment
Composer/Sound Designer: Brady Watkins
Stage Manager: Grant Gravener
Assistant Stage Manager: Nicole Neil
Nikki: Rachel Gordon
Rania: Natassia Halabi
Bev: Barb Lowing
Penny: Libby Munro
Barb: Francesca Waters
October 7th, 2023
October 28th, 2023
Bille Brown Theatre
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