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Ghosts in the Scheme

Cooma has always been a gateway to pleasure, and in the 1950s it played host to an extraordinary influx of people from around the world, escaping their past, to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. They brought with them ideas, espresso, food, music, dancing and optimism for love and life in the New World.

Set upon a backdrop of the town’s rich underbelly and featuring a soundtrack played live on stage by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, Ghosts in the Scheme explores the complex friendship of three of these residents. Actors Lex Marinos, Anne Grigg and Bruce Myles each embody Snowy locals, weaving a story of three complex friendships, full of the secrets, loves and twists of fate that so-called ‘ordinary’ lives embrace. As life’s endgame approaches, these characters can enjoy passive acceptance or relish fighting the inevitable.

Expect a night of brilliance with this original work from BighART, the company that has continually delivered award-winning theatre including Namatjira, Ngapartji Ngapartji and Hipbone Sticking Out.

Ghosts in the Scheme is at Canberra Theatre Centre from 2 to 5 September.

Bookings from canberratheatrecentre.com.au

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