A new play set to debut at Innaloo blends history, humour and heart to bring the tale of a playwright's great-grandmother to the stage.
Playing at Stirling Theatre in November and December, Lizzie's A Darlin' is set on a small rural farm in Ireland as the Mooney family grapples with mounting debts following the death of Lizzie's father.
The story of hardship and struggle unfolds as a sweet comedy, showcasing the family's resilience and unusual solutions to the challenges they are facing.
Playwright Siobhan Wright described the play as a "feel good" comedy with "a hint of sadness".
"I always feel that if I can make the audience laugh, cry and go home with a smile on their face, then I have achieved my goal," she said.
"The play is inspired by a true tale I was told a few years ago by an elderly aunt, although I must admit I never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
While Siobhan had parents in showbusiness, she only became interested in theatre after emigrating to Perth in 1987. She has since acted, directed, made costumes and painted scenery for the Ocean Reef Players, Irish Theatre Players and Endeavour, Roxy Lane and Stirling Theatres.
Director Valerie Henry described the play as a "quirky little tale".
"The four main actors have come together beautifully as a family and it's wonderful watching those familial traits start to grow within the stage family," Valerie said.
Lizzie's A Darlin' plays at 7.30pm on December 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 with a 2pm matinee on December 3. Tickets are $22, $20 concession and $18 for members.
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