Award night at Melbourne Fringe, October 2, 2016
by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB
On 18 September, 2016, I put on a show, for a tiny audience, at the Melbourne Fringe.
The name of the one-man show was Podstava, in honor of the late Tamerlan Tsarnaev. I did manage to sing my new song “How Are Things in Assachusetts?” without going drastically off pitch, however I pretty well mauled the main act. It was a “Moot Court Trial for Martin Bryant.”
Still, we could produce this show again if some law students (or show-biz types) would be willing to take part. I played most of the roles myself. A “member of the audience” came up on stage to play Martin Bryant. Namely, Dee.
The script she used for that? the famous police interview of July 4, 1996. Remember the line “I’m missing the rabbit stews Mum makes for me”?
I’m willing to put on the moot-court play in any city or town. If you want to be the rabbit-stews person, you could audition, Dee could audition, and we’ll see who gets the part.
Maybe Martin Bryant will get the part. That would be nice.
Herewith the first two minutes of the show, which sets out the general theme.
If you are willing to become a star, please contact me as soon as possible and I will send you the script.
Mary Maxwell’s productions have nil copyright, so please steal ’em.
Photo credit: melbournefringe.com.au