Kid Stakes - Melbourne Theatre Company
by Ray Lawler
Set in 1937, "Kid Stakes" is chronologically the first of Ray Lawler's "Doll Trilogy", a series of plays which chronicle the fortunes of a group of Melbourne residents in tumultuous growth years for Melbourne. Olive and Nancy, barmaids from Carlton, wait every year for their lovers Barney and Roo - cane-cutters - to return for the "off-season", a time of debaucherous living and spending. As the years go on, their resistance to change threatens their idyllic lifestyle, and leads them to wonder where they are headed.
Commissioned in 1975 by Melbourne Theatre Company, "Kid Stakes" was a prequel to Lawler's blockbuster 1950s drama, "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll". It was followed a year later by "Other Times"
Kid Stakes (Play) Charlotte de Burgh-Holder, Sue Jones, Frances O'Connor, Rosalind Hammond, Aaron Blabey, Andrew Blackman, Travis McMhon
Director Robyn Nevin
Designer Tony Tripp
Composer Max Lambert
Lighting Jamieson Lewis
Stage Manager Robert Dallas
Playbill / Program Date Feb - Mar 1996 - Playhouse Theatre
Size 150 x 240 mm
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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