21 Apr - 24 Apr 2021
80 Minutes

Lights in the Park

A Q Theatre and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) Co-Production
By Alexander Lee-Rekers

One quiet night, the street lights flicker out and plunge the world into darkness. What do you do? Stay in the comfortable cycle of who you are and what you know, or adapt and change your habits and relationships to light your journey ahead?

A trio of role-players leave their game and embark on a quest for revenge… two enterprising youngsters sell torches at reasonable prices… the disgraced star of a viral video looks to make her social comeback and the floor-mopper at the local chemist encounters the worst kind of shoplifter. All these stories unfold on the way to the park because everybody’s on their way to the same party. And it is not to be missed.

Winner of the 2018 Senior ATYP Foundation Commission, Lights in the Park is published by Playlab. The Commission develops a new play each year to showcase the skills of actors aged 14 – 17 years old.

Schools: Suitable for Years 9 – 12
General Public: Suitable for ages 14+

Audience Information: This production contains adult content including drug references and some coarse language

We strongly recommend all staff and visitors (12 years and older) to wear masks inside The Joan.

Cast & Creatives

Alexander Lee-Rekers / Writer

Lucy Clements / Director

Jane FitzGerald / Dramaturg

Liv Hutley / Designer

Benjamin Turner / Lighting Designer

Chrysoulla Markoulli / Sound Designer

Sacha Slip / Assistant Director

Kate Wooden / Rehearsal Assistant

Adam Stepfner / Content Producer

Sorie Bangura / Production & Stage Manager

Dean Alexander / Performer

Scott Barton / Performer

Alexander Billett / Performer

Denica Brillo / Performer

Ben Buenen / Performer

Laila Chesterman / Performer

Robin Golka / Performer

Josephine Hill / Performer

Amélie James-Power / Performer

Eliza Marshall / Performer

Daisy Millpark / Performer

Brayden Sim / Performer

Cooper Soo / Performer

21 Apr 2021 11:00 am

21 Apr 2021 7:30 pm

22 Apr 2021 7:30 pm

23 Apr 2021 11:00 am

23 Apr 2021 7:30 pm

24 Apr 2021 7:30 pm

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Schools Bookings and Resources

Schools Performances
Lights in the Park is recommended for Years 9 – 12 (Stages 5 – 6). The dedicated schools performances for this production are:

Wednesday 21 April at 11am
Friday 23 April at 11am

In-School Workshops also available – Please see the ‘In-School Workshops’ tab.

80 minutes (No interval plus a 20-minute Q&A following weekday matinees)

Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

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