Ink Pot Arts members and supporters are preparing for two Fringe productions in February and March.
The first is an Australian premiere of Ophelia’s Shadow Theatre by Michael Ende (Neverending Story).
It takes the audience into a world of shadows, Shakespeare and mysterious happenings.
Ink Pot director Jo-anne Sarre of Nairne said the production had evolved through community consultation and developed by a creative team of theatre, visual and dance artists, and musicians.
The story tells of Miss Ophelia, who loses her job as a theatre prompt, then meets a forlorn shadow and her life takes an unexpected turn.
Jo-Anne said the production had provided a unique opportunity for Ink Pot Arts students to work with professional performers in developing the show.
“It’s quite exciting – and we also have a guest participant from the UK,” she said.
Ophelia’s Shadow Theatre will be presented at the Living Arts Centre, Mt Barker Waldorf School, Sims Road, on Saturday, February 25, at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, February 26, at 2pm.
Note this play is suitable for children aged 10-years and over.
The second Fringe show is The Lorax by Dr Seuss, following a sell-out season in Mt Barker last year.
In this production, Ink Pot artists will be joined by the Indigenous dancers Imbala Jarjum, also Trees For Life.
Suitable for all ages, it will be presented at the Waldorf School’s Living Arts Centre on March 2 at 7pm, March 3, at 2pm, and March 9 at 7pm, then at The Forge, Marryatville High School, on Saturday, March 17, 7pm.
For bookings phone 1300 FRINGE (1300 374 643).
The Courier has two family tickets to give away for each opening performance.
To be eligible to win, put your name and phone number on the back of an envelope, addressed to either
The Lorax or Ophelia’s Shadow Theatre
PO Box 21,
Mt Barker, 5251
by February 8.