Women refuse to be drudges

Members of the Catprint Theatre Company.

By Jed Lanyon

Catprint Theatre Company presents their new play Men! playing at the Memo on 26 October and at the Warburton Arts Centre from 1-3 November.

Play director Claire Bamford said, “It’s a dear little play about a bunch of ladies who go on strike from their husbands because they refuse to be drudges.”

What will the husbands do to end the inconvenient stand off?

The comedic play features an all-female cast and is set in a parlour in 1910 in the era of suffragettes.

“The process of doing a play is always great fun. Everyone’s put so much hard work putting it together and now we’re looking forward to bringing it to an audience to enjoy and have a good laugh.

“As a theatre company we try to do comedies as our default because we think life is tough and complicated and busy and stressful.

“We like to give our audience something fun to do for a little while to have a mental break from it all.”

Catprint Theatre Company will be providing complimentary drinks and supper before the play and advice show-goers to arrive early to take part in the experience.

“We want people to feel comfortable and at home,” Ms Bamford said.

Ms Bamford said that the cast has an age range from 23-75.

“It’s wonderful. One of our older actors is such an extraordinary talent.

“She’s been doing it her entire life and we always learn a lot just by having her around. She sets a wonderful example.”

Tickets to Men! Will be available at the door on the night.

To book, call 1300 368 333 or visit www.culturetracks.info.

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