by Angela Murphy
A stellar cast of local actors performed Survival Instincts, the award-winning Short & Sweet play that resonated with audiences around Australia in 2010. The event was a world first theatrical treat to mark the launch of the Veranda Theatre Co on 25 July, 2020. Fittingly, the play was performed on the veranda at Angela’s home in Freshwater, Cairns.
Survival Instincts examines the jungle of the classroom while recognising everyone needs ways to survive. Set in any Australian high-school classroom, the play highlights the important and challenging contribution teachers make to our society.
Here’s a glimpse of what the audience experienced.