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Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords) Staged Reading
December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5
Written and directed by Sally McLean, this critically acclaimed play, set in Melbourne, returns to the stage for one night only as a staged reading featuring the faculty, staff & alumni of Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia.
A housewife, two teenagers, a school teacher, a singer, a deaf girl, an accountant, a book shop owner and a shop assistant. What do these people have in common? They are all members of the Serendipity Book Club and they are all about to embark on an unexpected journey …
A celebration of what makes us different, and through that discovery, a recognition of what makes us ultimately the same, “Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords)” focuses not on accepting our place in the world, but rather on the continuing quest of humankind to become more than the sum of our parts.
“… engaging … insightful … if you’re in the mood for some dramatic theatre with interesting characters, inspiring stories and a feel-good, uplifting message, Chasing Pegasus provides an ultimately engaging hour of theatre.” – 3RRR
“… extremely well-written … Chasing Pegasus – a play in ten chords is an engaging, beautifully written and staged night of theatre that doesn’t disappoint.” – THEATRE AUSTRALIA
“… confronting, thought provoking and engaging … this play is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.” – THEATRE ALIVE
On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, “Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords)” will be making a one-night only return to the stage, produced in conjunction with Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, as part of a new series of staged readings showcasing the actors who make up the community at HFAS Australia.
Directed by Sally McLean, this staged reading features a range of local Melbourne actors who have trained at HFAS including Gemma Carfi, Emma Choy, Sarah Hallam, Phil Hayden, Sally McLean, Jessica Martin, Sass Pinci, Falon Ryan, Mark Salvestro and Catherine Smith.
This evening will also mark the end of year celebrations for The Studio and consist of the staged reading of the play, followed by drinks, snacks and a chance to socialise with cast, crew and members of the Howard Fine Acting Studio community at the bar afterwards at the official Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia End of Year Party.
All monies raised at this event go towards the continuing upkeep of The Studio space and all performers and crew are donating their time and expertise.
ABOUT INCOGNITA ENTERPRISES
Incognita Enterprises is an independent producer of award-winning, innovative and original theatre, television and film, based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Established in 1997 by actor and Creative Director, Sally McLean, under the honorary patronage of respected British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne KB, CBE (1929-2001), we produce new theatre works and original film and TV ideas using established practitioners working alongside the next generation of writers, filmmakers, directors and actors.
Find out more: http://www.incognitaenterprises.com
ABOUT HOWARD FINE ACTING STUDIO AUSTRALIA
Situated on the edge of Melbourne’s vibrant CBD, The Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia was founded after an overwhelming response to Howard Fine’s first ever Australian Master Classes in June 2011.
As a provider of yearlong, term-long, and intensive classes, the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia has had a significant impact on the performance landscape of Australia and has led the way in providing Australian actors with world-class, technique-driven training.
At any one time, for ten months of the year, the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia hosts a minimum of one member of the LA based faculty, providing Australian actors with access to the award-winning techniques created and refined at the Los Angeles Studio.
Find out more: https://www.howardfinestudio.com.au/