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Potchnagoola – One Act Play
5 October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on 6 October 2019 at 6:00 pm
One event on 6 October 2019 at 3:00 pm
In the late 1960s, a talented young pianist named David Helfgott was introduced to Katharine Susannah Prichard, the 81-year-old famous author and ‘Red Witch of Greenmount’. Through a series of Friday night visits, an unlikely friendship formed in which Katharine would heal and David would grow.
This unique one-act play commemorates the incredible and tragic life of Katharine Susannah Prichard, and her extraordinary friendship with David Helfgott. It will be staged at her actual heritage-listed home in Greenmount.
Adult themes. Suitable for ages 15+
Evening Sessions, Sat & Sun nights: Nibbles and wine available for purchase.
Afternoon Session, Sun: Includes a special community choir performance led by Bernard Carney.
Scriptwriter: Louise Helfgott.
Director: Douglas Sutherland-Bruce.
This play has been commissioned by the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation Inc for the 50th anniversary of her passing in October 1969, as part of the ‘Colours of Katharine’ commemoration event.