Hi, How Can I Help You? premieres at the Sydney Fringe Festival
Ever been a customer? Ever served a customer? Ever wished you could tell them exactly what you thought – from either side of the counter? Hi, How Can I Help You? has it all. Comprising eight new Aussie short plays, each with its own local director and cast – this is funny, quirky and very satisfying ‘retail therapy’ for us all! Playing from 14th September at the elegant (but little known) Greek Theatre in Marrickville, Hi, How Can I Help You? takes customer service to the extreme!
Co-produced by ACTT grad Janelle Merry and Latrobe University theatre identity Zara Jesdinsky, the plays are all set in the inner-city and showcase established and emerging artists:
The Australian Joke Commission by Mark Konik
Directed by Gila Barnett
Starring Karen Garnsey, Lana Kershaw, Amelie Nguyen, Vincent Serrano, Matt Rose and Emily Walker
Brrrrrring It by Sydney University student Paris Herbert-Taylor.
Directed by Sandy Maestro
Starring Amelie Nguyen, Katie Scarano and Matt Rose
Can I Help You Find Your Soul? by Cameron McCool
Directed by Janelle Merry
Starring Emily Walker
Chance Encounter by Zara Jesdinsky.
Directed by Gila Barnett.
Starring Sage Godrei & Daniel Hunter
Annie’s Present by Claire Sargent
Directed by Lewis Scamozzi
Starring Zoe Anderson, Alice Caspers, Karen Garnsey, Liam MacDonald and Matt Rose.
Hold by Laura Goodin
Directed by Sandy Maestro.
Starring Lana Kershaw, Katie Scarano and Vincent Serrano
Out the Back by Jess Beswick
Directed by Sepy Baghaei
Starring Daniel Hunter, Lana Kershaw and Vincent Serrano
Pizza with Everything written and directed by Sean O’Riordan
Starring Zara Jesdinsky and Janelle Merry
HELP! Productions was founded in 2005 by Janelle Merry and supports new Australian works, local artists as well as deserving charities – all at the same time. HELP!’s first production Atlanta was produced at the TAP Gallery in 2006 and raised over $1600 for Suicide Prevention Australia. Hi, How Can I Help You? will raise money and awareness for Kids’ Help Line.
Tue 14th Sept 8pm * Sat 18th Sept 5pm and 8pm * Wed 22nd Sept 5pm * Sat 25th Sept 2pm
The Greek Theatre, Building 36
The Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Tickets: $24 / $20 conc (+ booking fee)
Book at www.thesydneyfringe.com.au or by phone on 9550 3666