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How to Save a Tree

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  • Tue 22 Aug 2023, 7:00pm–8:00pm Preview night
  • Wed 23 Aug 2023, 7:00pm–8:00pm Opening night
  • Thu 24 Aug 2023, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Fri 25 Aug 2023, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Sat 26 Aug 2023, 2:00pm–3:00pm Matinee
  • Sat 26 Aug 2023, 7:00pm–8:00pm


Part of Gasworks Arts Park


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It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in. It also takes steadfast determination, unwavering conviction, and the willingness to do something a little unorthodox – some people might even view your antics as risqué – if that’s the only way you can get your point across. Because that’s the point, isn’t it? To make the world sit up and take notice?

From the creators of Beachside Stories (2019), The Best, The Fairest, The First (2021) and Tales from the Jetty (2022) comes How to Save a Tree, a collection of entertaining short plays celebrating four remarkable local protesters and protests organisations. From the 1920s suffragette Jenny Baines to the remarkable Sister Brigid Arthur, from the intrepid members of Extinction Rebellion Port Phillip to the stalwarts of Save Albert Park – these protesters, their passion and their preparedness to wage their uphill battles across decades have made Port Phillip a better community for everyone.

Rich in history, this theatrical showcase will bring to life some of the more memorable moments that have shaped these protesters. It will also give you a rare insight into the mission that drives each one… with guaranteed laughs along the way.

"This wonderful collection of tales about the strength of community when people are committed to a cause is balm for the soul." - Stage Whispers (on Tales from the Jetty, May 2022)

Creator & Dramaturg: Clare Mendes
Director & Designer: Elizabeth Walley
Playwrights: Louise Hopewell, Megan J. Riedl, Bruce Shearer, Gregory Vines

A Melbourne Writers' Theatre production.

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