A Wungong oak tree more than 150 years old is the inspiration for a new play by local writer Fiona Blakeley. Directed by Jane Sherwood and aptly titled The Oak Tree, the 60-minute production is being staged at the Byford Secondary College Performing Arts Centre this January. The story follows the trials of Kate (played by Blakeley) and Lennie, a couple who buy a farm in Byford but are hindered by the ghost of a woman who lived there 90 years before.
The ghost has vowed to protect the old oak tree standing at the property’s entrance, leaving Kate with the choice of ignoring the warnings and standing staunch in the face of adversity – or facing up to what she longs to run from and risking everything that matters. The Oak Tree plays at 7.30pm January 13, 14, 20 and 21 with 2pm matinees January 14 and 21. Tickets are $23, $18 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/CELAM.