|This classic Australian play by Ray Lawler, recreates the idyllic summers of the past, highlighting the struggles of love and life for seasonal workers Roo and Barney, played by Tim Stait and Logan Franklin. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll was among the first naturalistic Australian plays performed some 60 years ago. The School of Arts production is being reverent about all facets of the original script, set costumes, and authenticity of the script.To give this authenticity a hands on approach Olive (Kristil–Rae Mobbs) and Pearl (Anna Swift) were taken to the Riverina Hotel to have some input from the owner Stephen Lawler. They had to work behind the bar, serve some drinks, whilst the remainder of the clients and cast watched with bated breath for their beers and checked the heads on each glass.
Anna, Kristil-Rae, Tim and Logan