On stage at 12 and 13

January 30, 2012 by Geoff Sirmai
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Two Jewish school girls are to star in a play in the Short+Sweet theatre festival in Newtown later this month.

Coco Frohich and Lila Gottlieb

Coco Frohich, a student at Ascham and her friend from infancy Lila Gottlieb of Moriah College are to star in “Pet Envy” a play by New York writer Camilla Maxwell about the things we want but don’t always get. The pair are long time students of well-known Jewish drama teacher Jennifer Shames and the play is directed by Ruth Fingret, Coco’s mother.
Fingret’s third year of involvement in the festival, she has several short plays under her belt as playright and a full length one in the works. Her directing started at the drama workshop Crash Test Drama and she is directing her own play “Downsizing” later in the festival.
Coco is 12 years old and Lila 13. They both have an impressive record of achievement in both Sydney and St George Eisteddfod drama competitions with the pair winning the St George duologue prize and Coco the Actor’s Award in the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod along with 2nd place at St George. Both have starred in their respective school productions.

Fingret says this this play has all the elements of a fine drama that challenges the actors and entertains an audience: character, story, drama, comedy and theatricality.
“It also presents a realistic voice for young teens and is a perfect vehicle to put these two talented young actors on stage.”

Pet Envy plays as part of Week 7 of Short+Sweet in the Wildcard section Sat 18 Feb at 3pm and Sun 19 Feb at 1pm at King Street Theatre, Corner of King and  Bray Street, Newtown
GET TICKETS ONLINE AT www.shortandsweet.org/tickets OR CALL (02) 9519-5081

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