Frankston Theatre Group’s next production, Exit Laughing, is the best way to get your friends together this festive season. Yes, it’s early and many of us raise an eyebrow at the increasingly early Christmas decorations in the shops, but if you don’t book soon, you may miss out on this delicious piece of hilariousness. And that would be a great shame.
Here’s the plot: every Friday night, Connie, the divorced mother of overdramatising drama student Rachel, who’s been stood up on a first date, is getting ready for the regular card night. Except this will be the last time, because one of their number — Mary — died in hospital from the ghastly ‘big C’. Soon Leona, hard-drinking and hard-talking, comes and she and Connie share their feelings of loss and anger. Finally, Millie — appealing, but definitely a sandwich short of a picnic — arrives and confesses she’s stolen Mary’s ashes from the funeral home to join this last game.
Panic reigns! Millie broke into the funeral home to get the ashes; that’s breaking and entering! What sort of crime is stealing ashes? What if the police find out and trace Millie? How to explain it all to Rachel? Then sirens sound, lights flash, and a policeman comes knocking.
To tell more would be to spoil a perfectly hysterical evening’s entertainment that is touched with the sadness of loss, the sweetness of friendship and the inspiration of finding purpose in really living.
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FRANKSTON THEATRE GROUP