The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race
FUNDRAISER EVENT TO SUPPORT 2022 JACARANDA CANDIDATE EVA MILLER
The Pelican Playhouse Production
THE APPLETON LADIES' POTATO RACE
Written by Melanie Tait
Directed by Mareia Cowper
This new Australian comedy, featuring a cast of five fabulous women, is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles.
Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, treechangers and refugees. Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly $200 to women. When Penny decides to take steps to restore gender parity and coax Appleton into the 21st century, little could she have anticipated the spiralling, hilarious culture war that would follow.
Inspired by real life events and featuring a cast of five fabulous women, THE APPLETON LADIES' POTATO RACE is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles.