Writer David Cole's play 'The Waltz' is a celebration of never being old and revolves around characters Irene and Alf who meet on a park bench and feel a connection between them.
They revisit the early to mid 60's, when Sydney was a massive mix of the fusty disposition of the status quo and the emerging generation of intellectual, free-love thinking and practising bohemians.
A world premiere sneak preview of the play, directed by Dave Letch, will be held at Goulburn Club next month. A full production of the play is expected to take place in 2021.
Mr Cole's inspiration for the play were some of the amazing older people he has met "who have a zest for life despite their age."
"Music plays an important part in the play, including songs and poems that the characters sing. One of the characters in the play, Alf, has had a stroke and sings when he is unable to speak. The singing is one of my favourite parts," he said.
The Waltz is Mr Cole's fifth play. His has written three other plays prior to this which are 'The Ballad of Mary Ann Brownlow', 'Windfall', 'Life's a Bitch' which have been produced by the Lieder Theatre.
Director Dave Letch agreed to direct the play after reading the "gripping script".
"It's a great observation of life. Incredibly funny and at times deeply moving. The twist at the end is magic. As for the Push movement through the 60's, an astonishing revelation for many, I'm sure," he said.
The rehearsed reading of the play is scheduled at Goulburn Club on November 8. Cost of entry is $15 and you can call 4821 2043 for more information.
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