Set in November 1963, Dogfight tells the story of three young marines, on the town for their last boys’ night out of partying before deployment into a small, but growing, conflict in Vietnam.
On that final night before initiation into the savagery of war, Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress. He uses her to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, but Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
Thursday- Saturday August 4, 5, 6 @ 7.30 pm.
Thursday-Friday August 11-12, 7.30 pm.
Matinees Saturday August 6 & 13, 2pm.
Rated M. For mature audiences.
'Watching the show, I thought how appropriate it would be for the Music Theatre students at the Elder Conservatorium. A friend in the know told me that it's been on the course wish list for some time. They are just waiting for the right three guys to turn up. St Jude's Players decided that they had the right stuff and went along with it.'
'Special mention is warranted for the outstanding performances by Ruby Pinkerton as Rose, the shy waitress with folk music aspirations and Sarah Whalen as Marcy, the almost toothless, wise-cracking prostitute, along with Gus Robson, Simon Barnett and Steve Lewis, as the marine buddies who nick-name themselves "The Three Bees."'