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Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT) Presents “Sprouting Wings”


Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his father's publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry.        

“Do not go gentle into that good night…rage..rage” – Dylan Thomas

Jack’s daughter thinks he belongs in a nursing home. But he has other, more interesting plans.

According to the Australian Human Rights Commission ageism remains the most accepted form of prejudice in Australia and over 63% of the elderly have experienced it recently.

Sprouting Wings elucidates the tenuous ties of blood, greed, acquisition, and a person’s sense of entitlement in an ageist society. Jack’s world has shrunk to the size of his shed following the death of his wife of 60 years and he has become a whimpering carcass of his former self. Undeterred he takes up battle against destabilising forces which threaten to throw him into an alien land. Award-winning playwright, Judy Doubas, with insight and humour, questions the intergenerational stereotypes that can lead to a prescriptive expectation of the elderly which creates ongoing tensions within families.

The show is directed by Christine Husband, features Ian Rooney, Laura Iris Hill, Jane Flanagan, and Ross Larkin. With Attitude’s production of Sprouting Wings is being presented as part of CAT’s Artist Production Program 2023 (APP).

“Ageism is arguably the least understood form of discriminatory prejudice, with evidence. suggesting it is more pervasive and socially accepted than sexism or racism” Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson AO.

October 7 session followed by Q & A with Cast, Director & Playwright

Venue: Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT),
Power House on the Lake, Level 1, 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206

Dates & Times: 4 Oct to 15 Oct | Weeknights – 7:30pm | Sat & Sun – 2:30pm Matinees

Tickets: $39 Full | $29 Concession | $140 Group of 4 + | $250 Group of 10 +

Bookings: Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/eventlist/cat
or call 03 9521 2571 | Door sales available

Duration: 90mins | Disabled access is not available for this venue at present.


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