Interview: Head On
Unions: Do You Have a Moment?
Industrial: Vital Signs
Economics: Taxing Times
Environment: It Ainít Necessarily So
History: Melbourneís Hours
Immigration: Opening the Floodgates
Review: Pollie Fiction
Poetry: The Cabal
The Locker Room
The Cowra Clause
Belly Spreads The Word
Lying Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
. Two years ago she had a stint in New York as an intern at the LAByrinth and New York Theatre Co. She has since had her own work, "Forest Blue", produced in Sydney.
Now she is starring in "Political Fiction", at the Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo. She plays Lee, the female protagonist in a new work about political life in Australia today. "It is so interesting to be Lee", she says, "and play a major female role that wins in the end, and not just due to sexuality. She wins in every way, including intellectually."
Political Fiction is a new work, about Australia today, written by Geoffrey Sykes, and directed by well-known theatre personality Robina Beard. "It's a really good play. It's really nice to be doing this piece now in this country".
In the play Lee accidentally meets a member of the government, Karl Mathews, played by prominent Sydney actor Kerry Casey. Karl is unhappy about the government and his place in it, and is facing losing selection in the forthcoming election. He becomes emotionally involved with Lena, 25 years his junior, but she brings more than he bargained for - fresh ideas about the world, including happenings in South America, and a plan for Karl to go it alone in politics.
"This is a highly exciting piece in today's climate", Sarah said. "The stakes are high in the play as in life. The play is upbeat in its ending but avoid simplistic preaching."
The play is a bouncy, upbeat journey through sex, power, hopes, despair and final vision for the future, she said.
"In New York when I was there everyone wanted to change the world. But that is not the case in Australia. It is really nice to be acting such a passionate female character."
Political Fiction runs April 18-May 6 at the Old Fitzroy Theatre, Cathedral and Dowling Street Woolloomooloo, Tues-Sat 8PM and Sunday 5PM. Tickets are from $16 to $27, and bookings can be made at 92944296 or www.oldfitzroy.com.au
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