Overview

Synopsis

This riotous new play about two fiercely competitive bridge-playing grandmothers stars Virginia Gay, Nancye Hayes and Sue Jones in a charming odd-ball story that will leave you grinning.
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Reviews

Lally Katz is one of our most prolific and lauded playwrights

ABC Radio National
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Synopsis

The Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield has a fiercely competitive bridge club, but with old age doing its inevitable work, no bridge partnership lasts for long. When Minnie loses her playing partner in an unfortunate swimming accident, Liraz is desperate for them to team up. You see, Minnie has a granddaughter and Liraz has a grandson. Both are hopelessly single. Laying all her cards on the table, Minnie is bidding hearts.

After her success with Neighbourhood Watch, playwright Lally Katz returns to MTC with a characteristically oddball story of kindly Jewish grandparents and raw ambition. As riotously funny and brilliantly original as you would expect a brainchild of Lally Katz to be, Minnie & Liraz has a misfit charm that will leave you grinning. Award-winning director Anne-Louise Sarks (Medea) returns to conduct a great cast in which veterans Nancye Hayes AM (Funny Girl) and Sue Jones (Other Desert Cities) mix with comedy darling Virginia Gay (Seven’s Winners and Losers).

This project is supported by the Australian Writers’ Foundation, with the generous support of Kim Williams AM.

Cast & Crew

Virginia Gay

Virginia Gay

Rachel

Nancye Hayes AM

Nancye Hayes

Minnie Cohen

Sue Jones

Sue Jones

Liraz Weinberg

Rhys McConnochie

Rhys McConnochie

Morris Cohen

Georgina Naidu

Georgina Naidu

Norma

Peter Paltos

Peter Paltos

Ichabod Weinberg

Anne-Louise Sarks

Anne-Louise Sarks

Director & Dramaturg

Mel Page

Mel Page

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Stefan Gregory

Stefan Gregory

Composer & Sound Designer

News & Reviews

Reviews

Lally Katz is one of our most prolific and lauded playwrights

ABC Radio National

Among Australian playwrights of her generation, Lally Katz probably has the most original dramatic imagination.

The Age

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