An all-too-human comedy about doing the right thing – set in a converted railway carriage – is the latest offering from Limelight Theatre. Written by Oscar-nominated playwright Ronald Harwood and directed by Gwen Browning, Equally Divided is a wry, humorous tale of two warring sisters squabbling over their mother’s estate. Edith has always been the dutiful daughter who looked after her bedridden mother, while her rich and selfish younger sister Renata attracted all the attention and various husbands but never lifted a fingernail to help. When the will is read, their childhood rivalries re-emerge and Edith is sure Renata will come out on top yet again. But their eccentric mother’s tempting collection of antiques may prove a tipping point with questions soon emerging about whether honesty, like beauty, only runs skin deep. Ronald Harwood is best known for his British stage plays, such as The Dresser and Quartet, which he also adapted into films, along with other screenplays that earned him Oscar nominations.
Equally Divided plays at 8pm March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 with a 2pm matinee April 3. Tickets are $23, $20 concession – book at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or call 0499 954 016 between 9am and 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.