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Piece of Mind

8 Feb 2024 - 24 Feb 2024
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: Emma Wood

Director: Susan Rundle

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Special Arrangement with Emma Wood


Australian Premier of a new play by local playwright Emma Wood, recently produced in LA.

A hilarious dark comedy about two friends, Gwen and Allie, who leave their long careers as nurses to start a daring new business venture.

The concept is a peaceful room that can be hired on an hourly basis as an alternative to couple’s counselling. Couples are offered the opportunity to take turns playing dead, while the other airs their grievances without interruption.

The business plan is so unique it attracts a large following immediately, but Gwen and Allie’s intentions don’t match those of the clients. A darkly comic series of events unfolds. Have they unwittingly opened a Pandora’s box that threatens their investment, their reputations and even their friendship?


Start Date: 8 Feb 2024

End Date: 24 Feb 2024

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 11th Feb 2024
  • Sat 17th Feb 2024
  • Sun 18th Feb 2024
  • Sat 24th Feb 2024

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 8th Feb 2024
  • Fri 9th Feb 2024
  • Sat 10th Feb 2024
  • Wed 14th Feb 2024
  • Thu 15th Feb 2024
  • Fri 16th Feb 2024
  • Sat 17th Feb 2024
  • Wed 21st Feb 2024
  • Thu 22nd Feb 2024
  • Fri 23rd Feb 2024
  • Sat 24th Feb 2024

Ticket Prices:

$26.00 Concession

Bookings: lilydaleatc.com 9735 1777

Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company

Theatre Address:

39 - 41 Castella Street, Lilydale


Characters Summary:

Characters: 4 Females ( 1-2 Males

Gwen – 50s-early 60s; intelligent, good humoured and practical, a nurse for many decades. Lead Role
Allie – 50s-early 60s; bold, adventurous and impulsive. Also a career nurse. Lead Role
Tess (or Josh)– mid-late 20s, smart, adaptable, open minded. Allie’s daughter (or Son) – Supporting role.
Rowena – Gwen’s aunt 70s/80s, caustic and clever, does not suffer fools gladly - Supporting Role.
John/Ed/Michael – male clients various ages – can be played by 1 actor
Julie/Allie/Margo – female clients various ages - can be played by 1 actress

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 15th Oct 2023

7:30pm on:

  • Mon 16th Oct 2023

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