The next production at the Lieder Theatre is Australian play A Tree, Falling by Ron Elisha.
The play is being produced by Duende Productions and tells the story of Lenny and Lola.
Lenny is a former doctor who now has dementia. Lola is a journalist who side-lines as local council 'friendly visitor' to him.
Lenny believes Lola to be a variety of people - a patient, an electrician, the home help, the nurse - and he embarks on a therapy for her.
He plays the piano. But there is no piano.
He plays the table top, the fridge, the TV: any flat surface he can find.
Over time, a remarkable friendship blossoms and, gradually, Lola begins to hear the music that Lenny is playing.
Lola's life changes as Lenny gives her a precious gift.
Director Dave Letch, from Hill Top in the Southern Highlands, said A Tree, Falling was often hilarious; a laugh-through-the-tears journey of friendship for all ages.
"This is a unique and wonderfully human piece with characters straight out of your own backyard," Letch said.
He was attracted to doing the play in Goulburn because he was all about sharing cultural experiences with regional communities, he said.
"We're about input into the community, 'we' being Defrim Isai, the producer, and me. Our production company Duende Productions - work all over, but when back on the home turf, we do things for the locals," he said.
"This is more than important. It feeds the community.
"And, like a footy club or whatever, gives identity, purpose and sense of place; and the all important following. We also love the Lieder space and there's some terrifically gifted key creatives and actors there."
Letch hoped audiences would take away a sense of joy from the play.
"I hope they take away a determination to live life to the full; to seize moment by moment and cherish each of these," he said.
"To live through heartaches, but celebrate living, laugh, be plentiful in giving love, sharing and breathing deeply the gift of life. Life is precious.
"Watching a child or animal simply 'being' are miracles. We should never let our lives be less than miracles. No matter how humble they may be."
A Tree, Falling stars Lieder favourites Martin Sanders and Fiona Churchill.
It opens on May 3 at 7.30pm and continues on May 4, 10 and 11 at 7.30pm.
There are matinees on May 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 2pm and a special presentation on Wednesday, May 8 at 2pm with a question-and-answer session with an invited panel.
- Tickets cost $15 to $20 and are available from the Lieder Theatre website.