The Lakeside Players are a troupe of Lake Tuggeranong College graduates, who have mentored the college’s students in their drama productions for the past five years. They will now perform together for the first time in Moliere’s ‘The Miser’ – a story of love and deception told with wit, charm and comedy.
The Lakeside Players won the 2008 Canberra Young Citizen of the Year group award for their role in mentoring the college students.
Sadly, in July 2009, one of the original Lakeside Players, Chris Koukouzelis, who was to be the director of the first show, passed away after being diagnosed with bowel cancer less than a month before.
This show is dedicated to him.
According to Harpagon money is the most important thing in life. Nothing can compare, not honour, joy nor love, only wealth. When he gets in his mind that there is a penny to be made by marrying off his son Cléante, his daughter Élise and indeed himself too nothing can get in the way of the transaction. This doesn’t matter for the son and daughter however, as they foul their father by falling head over heels for suitors of their own.
Joined in this predicament by the mischievous La Flèche and the elegantly cunning Frosine what could possibly go wrong?
Someone’s getting married tonight, but as the children fight to follow their own hearts Harpagon strives to maintain his wealth and nobody is quite what they seem.
Join the Lakeside Players in their debut performance full of wit, charm and comedy by one of the finest Commedia writers who ever lived.
When: Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 October
Doors open 6.45pm, show starts at 7pm
Family: $40.00 (2 Adult, 2 Concession)
Tickets available at the door