Minnie & Liraz

24 June 2017

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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 (Funny Girl) and Sue Jones (Other Desert Cities) mix with comedy darling Virginia Gay (Seven’s Winners and Losers).

You can learn more about Minnie & Liraz on the MTC Blog, Backstage. You can also download the Minnie & Liraz programme before your visit, or purchase one for just $2 at the theatre.

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

Virginia Gay

Virginia Gay

Nancye Hayes

Nancye Hayes

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Sue Jones

Rhys McConnochie

Rhys McConnochie

Artwork for Georgina Naidu

Georgina Naidu

Anne-Louise Sarks

Anne-Louise Sarks

Mel Page

Mel Page

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Peter Paltos

Peter Paltos

Artwork for Stefan Gregory

Stefan Gregory