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'The Pond' by Con Nats at Flight Path Theatre

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Live theatre is back in Sydney! Flight Path Theatre proudly presents their latest production, The Pond, this spring. Tickets are now on sale for this strictly limited season. Early bookings are advised (12 performances only).

Written by Sydney playwright/director Con Nats, The Pond is the engaging tale of a couple looking to build a traditional life of commitment, a home and babies but instead, they are confronted by the challenges of battling memories, miscarriages and misgivings.

Dubbed an erotic drama with unexpected touches of comedy, the production stars Oliver Burton, a NIDA graduate who has worked and acted with Sport for Jove, and the talented Rosemary Ghazi, who have developed a lovely (socially-distanced) chemistry.

It is directed by the experienced Deborah Mulhall, whose production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore broke box office records at the New Theatre. "I liked it because it's the poignant tragedy of an ordinary relationship," said director Deborah Mulhall. "I've often said that men have a problem with communicating and being honest about what's troubling them."

Photography: Jason Nicholas / www.thepondplay.com

The Pond is a full-length development of the award-winning short play of the same name. It featured in the finals of three Short Sweet Festivals in 2012, in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland, winning one 'Best Drama' and two 'Best Actor' (Male category) awards.

For the Flight Path Theatre production, Deborah is using the music of Sydney artist Dave Calandra after hearing him playing at Rozelle markets. Deborah regards his languid instrumentals as the perfect match for the mood of the play.

Photography: Jason Nicholas / www.thepondplay.com

The upcoming season of The Pond comes as Sydney prepares to cautiously reopen following the COVID-19 lockdown, which threatened the existence of venues like the Flight Path theatre. "We want to be part of the resurgence of Sydney Theatre," said Con Nats, the writer and producer of The Pond. The play was set to be part of the Flight Path Festival in May 2020 but the festival was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 lockdown. "My gut feel is that people are cautious, but they're also itching to come out and see good, small intimate shows. I was happy to punt on the curve, and put money where my mouth is, and hope I don't choke on it."

The production will be practising a COVID-19 Safety Plan with the actors limiting their movements and the whole production team taking a COVID-19 test in the week before opening.

The theatre has also put in place measures to ensure audience members are tested on arrival, phone numbers are recorded and seating is appropriately distanced.


Tickets are now on sale at www.flightpaththeatre.org/whats-on/the-pond

Choose from the following performances:

  • Tuesday 29th September - 8pm (Preview)

  • Wednesday 30th September - 8pm (Opening Night - Invitation Only)

  • Thursday 1st October - 8pm

  • Friday 2nd October - 8pm

  • Saturday 3rd October - 5pm & 8pm

  • Sunday 4th October - 5pm

  • Wednesday 7th October - 8pm (All Tickets $20)

  • Thursday 8th October - 8pm

  • Friday 9th October - 8pm

  • Saturday 10th October - 5pm and 8pm

    Prices are as follows: General Admission $30 / Concession $25 / Preview $15


     

    To cater for those who are unable to make the show or are uncomfortable about venturing out, there will be cheap $10 In Spirit tickets on sale, which will also give people a link to an audio recording of the show after the run.

    For all the latest on The Pond by Con Nats at Flight Path Theatre and to plan your visit, please see:

  • www.flightpaththeatre.org/whats-on/the-pond

  • www.facebook.com/events/The Pond

  • www.thepondplay.com
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    Where: Flight Path Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
    Cost: General Admission $30 / Concession $25 / Preview $15
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